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New Zealand tour of England 2015
2nd ODI, England vs New Zealand at Kennington Oval, London, England (12 Jun 2015)
New Zealand

398/5 (50) RR:7.96

New Zealand won by 13 runs (D/L method)

MOM: Ross Taylor
England

365/9 (46) RR:7.93

Welcome back. New Zealand players break out of the huddle as the English openers walk out. Tim Southee will open the bowling. There are two slips in place for him.

Elliott, Ronchi and Santner came out and played handy cameos to push the New Zealand score even further. The English bowlers though were very disappointing and now it is upto their batsmen to try and repeat their feat of the first ODI. It is not going to be easy as chasing is a different ball game altogether. The pitch though is great for batting. Join us in a short while to follow the run-chase.

Taylor then joined Williamson at the crease and both of them kept chipping away with singles, while dispatching the loose balls away. Their 121-run partnership was the cornerstone of the Kiwi innings. Both of them were batting brilliantly before Williamson got out just 7 short of another hundred, hitting a high full toss straight to the man at mid-on. Taylor though continued his merry way and registered his 13th ODI ton in the process.

New Zealand finish just 2 shy of the 400-run mark, the highest ODI total against England. However, they will be very happy with the total on the board after McCullum won the toss and opted to bat. This is also the highest total at this ground. The Black Caps innings started with McCullum firing on all cylinders. He hit a few lusty blows before he got out to Plunkett on 39. Williamson came out and along with Guptill, both of them batted sensibly to keep the scoreboard ticking. Guptill reached yet another fifty, but got out immediately after that, pulling one straight to Jordan at short mid-wicket.

Over: 50 1 4 Wd 2 0 1L 1 NZ 398/5
Mitchell Santner 15(11) Ross Taylor 119(96) Plunkett 9-0-71-1

49.6 - Plunkett to Mitchell Santner, 1 run, on a length and outside off, Santner goes for another big hit as he swings hard, gets an outside edge and the ball rolls away to third man

49.5 - Plunkett to Ross Taylor, leg byes, 1 run, once again he bowls a low full toss on the pads, Taylor fails to lay bat on it, the ball rolls away into the covers off the pad, the batsmen sneak in a leg bye

49.4 - Plunkett to Ross Taylor, no run, on the pads, Taylor misses the clip and wears it on the pad, there was an appeal but the umpire turned it down. England went for the review but the onfield decision was upheld

England have decided to review an lbw appeal. Taylor is the man in question. 'Can we start with the front foot no-ball please? That's a fair delivery. Very happy that it hasn't hit the bat. Can we have HotSpot to confirm it? Yeah, that's very good. Can we get Hawk-Eye? It says umpire's call when it hits the stumps. Stay with your decision mate.'

49.3 - Plunkett to Ross Taylor, 2 runs, great running from these two, this was a yorker from Plunkett, Taylor squeezes it out in front of long-on and immediately called for the single, both of them hustle across and make it in

49.3 - Plunkett to Ross Taylor, wide, another full toss and this time it's down the leg-side, Taylor can't tickle it fine and the umpire calls it a wide

49.2 - Plunkett to Ross Taylor, FOUR, low full toss angling in on off and middle, Taylor goes across and flicks it past a diving square leg, the fielder at deep mid-wicket too runs to his right but the ball beats him to the fence

49.1 - Plunkett to Mitchell Santner, 1 run, low full toss outside off, Santner drills it straight to the man at mid-on

Liam Plunkett [8.0-0-62-1] is back into the attack

Can NZ get to 400? Last over coming up..

Over: 49 6 1 1 2 0 4 NZ 388/5
Ross Taylor 113(92) Mitchell Santner 13(9) Stokes 9-0-66-2

48.6 - Stokes to Ross Taylor, FOUR, that's brilliantly played. It was pitched up outside off, Taylor comes forward and drives it past a diving cover, the ball races away to the fence

48.5 - Stokes to Ross Taylor, no run, a huge cheer from the crowd as Morgan fields this properly. It was a full delivery outside off, Taylor drives it straight to Morgan at mid-off, he takes his cap off as the crowd cheers his stop

48.4 - Stokes to Ross Taylor, 2 runs, low full toss outside off, Taylor drives it to the right of mid-off, Morgan misfields and allows the batsmen to come back for the second

48.3 - Stokes to Mitchell Santner, 1 run, Santer backs away and Stokes follows him with a slower ball, he goes for another big slog but can only manage an inside edge onto the pad, the ball rolls away to mid-wicket and the batsmen take a single

48.2 - Stokes to Ross Taylor, 1 run, too full and on the pads, Taylor works it to the left of fine leg and sets off, he was looking for the second there but it's not available

48.1 - Stokes to Ross Taylor, SIX, that has hit the top-tier! It was a full ball right in the slot just outside off, Taylor gets under it and mows it way over the deep mid-wicket fence for another huge six

Over: 48 1 1 2 1 0 4 NZ 374/5
Mitchell Santner 12(8) Ross Taylor 100(87) Finn 10-1-69-1

47.6 - Finn to Mitchell Santner, FOUR, good way to end the over. Finn went fuller this time, Santner goes back in the crease and heaves it over mid-wicket, the ball hurries across the turf and crashes into the fence

47.5 - Finn to Mitchell Santner, no run, goes for another big swipe on this short ball, but fails to make contact and the keeper collects

47.4 - Finn to Ross Taylor, 1 run, Taylor gets to his 13th ODI hundred with this single. He takes his helmet off and waves his bat to the crowd and his team-mates, who are up on their feet applauding the effort. Coming back to the ball, it was a short delivery from Finn, Taylor pulled it to deep mid-wicket for a single

47.3 - Finn to Ross Taylor, 2 runs, full on off and middle, Taylor clips it through mid-wicket, good running ensures that they come back for the second

47.2 - Finn to Mitchell Santner, 1 run, driven hard towards point, who dives to his left and makes a half stop

47.1 - Finn to Ross Taylor, 1 run, full and on the pads, Taylor flicks it in the air through mid-wicket for a single

Over: 47 4 0 1 1 1 1 NZ 365/5
Ross Taylor 96(84) Mitchell Santner 7(5) Stokes 8-0-52-2

46.6 - Stokes to Ross Taylor, 1 run, slower ball well wide outside off, Taylor goes for the big cut, gets an outside edge that dribbles away to third man, he will keep the strike

46.5 - Stokes to Mitchell Santner, 1 run, low full toss from Stokes, Santner bunts it towards extra cover and takes a quick single

46.4 - Stokes to Ross Taylor, 1 run, angling in on off and middle, Taylor flicks it to the right of short fine, Finn did well to dive to his right and stops it with his right hand, saved a few runs for his team

46.3 - Stokes to Mitchell Santner, 1 run, slower and fuller from Stokes, Santner mistimes the mow towards mid-wicket and gets to the other end

46.2 - Stokes to Mitchell Santner, no run, back of a length delivery just outside off, Santner makes room to cut it through the off-side, the ball goes past the outside edge

46.1 - Stokes to Mitchell Santner, FOUR, bangs this halfway down the wicket, Santner backs away and pulls it over mid-on, didn't quite time it that well but it had enough legs to run away to the fence

Ben Stokes [7.0-0-44-2] is back into the attack

Over: 46 1 W 1 0 4 0 NZ 357/5
Ross Taylor 94(82) Mitchell Santner 1(1) Finn 9-1-60-1

45.6 - Finn to Ross Taylor, no run, length ball on off, Taylor pushes it to the left of the bowler

45.5 - Finn to Ross Taylor, FOUR, shortish and wide outside off, Taylor hangs back and cuts in the air to the left of backward point, runs away to the fence in a hurry

45.4 - Finn to Ross Taylor, no run, run-out chance missed! This was angled in on the pads, Taylor clips it straight to backward square leg. Santner was out of his crease in search of a single, Taylor sends him back and the fielder fires a quick throw at the non-striker's end. A direct-hit would have caught him short even though he put in the dive

45.3 - Finn to Mitchell Santner, 1 run, full and angling away outside off, Santner drives it to sweeper cover

Jordan walks off with the physio. He surely doesn't seem fine to continue and after a few words between Morgan and the physio, they walk off.

Mitchell Santner, left handed bat, comes to the crease

45.2 - Finn to Ronchi, out Caught by Buttler!! The dangerous Ronchi departs after a good cameo. This was another short delivery on the stumps, Ronchi makes room and wanted to cut it over backward point, can only manage a feather to the keeper, who takes it gleefully. Ronchi c Buttler b Finn 33(16) [4s-2 6s-3]

Finn to Ronchi, THATS OUT!! Caught!!

45.1 - Finn to Ross Taylor, 1 run, back of a length delivery on the pads, Taylor tucks it away behind square on the leg-side for a single

Steven Finn [8.0-1-54-0] is back into the attack

Over: 45 0 4 0 Wd 1 1 1 NZ 351/4
Ross Taylor 89(78) Ronchi 33(15) Jordan 9-0-97-1

44.6 - Jordan to Ross Taylor, 1 run, full outside off, Taylor drives it square of the wicket and he will keep the strike

Jordan looks to have some issue with his intercostal muscle. He has been stretching that area for some time now. Sir Ian Botham on air says, 'Stop right now, otherwise you'll be out for 6-8 weeks.'

44.5 - Jordan to Ronchi, 1 run, full toss outside off, Ronchi just lofts it over extra cover, long-off runs to his left and keeps them down to a single

44.4 - Jordan to Ross Taylor, 1 run, yorker outside off, Taylor squeezes it out to sweeper cover and gets to the other end

44.4 - Jordan to Ross Taylor, wide, bowls this full and way wide outside off, Taylor lets it go and the umpire exercises his arms

44.3 - Jordan to Ross Taylor, no run, fuller this time and nips back in from outside off, Taylor looks to slog one out of the park once again and gets beaten on the inside edge

44.2 - Jordan to Ross Taylor, FOUR, Jordan slips out a low full toss while trying to bowl the yorker, Taylor slogs hard and sends it in the gap over mid-wicket, runs away to the fence in a jiffy

44.1 - Jordan to Ross Taylor, no run, yorker delivery outside off, Taylor looks to jam out the drive into the off-side but can't connect, the keeper collects

Over: 44 1 0 6 4 0 4 NZ 343/4
Ronchi 32(14) Ross Taylor 83(73) Plunkett 8-0-62-1

43.6 - Plunkett to Ronchi, FOUR, slower shortish ball on the stumps, Ronchi backs away, waits for the ball to arrive and flat-bats the loft over extra cover, runs away to the fence. 15 runs came off the over

43.5 - Plunkett to Ronchi, no run, Ronchi goes across and kneels down to sweep this delivery down the leg-side, he misses and the ball brushes the pad on its way to the keeper

43.4 - Plunkett to Ronchi, FOUR, Plunkett now bowls a short delivery at Ronchi, who waits for it and pulls it to the left of short fine leg, runs away to the fence in a jiffy

43.3 - Plunkett to Ronchi, SIX, that's a beautiful shot! This was bowled just short of a good length and on the stumps, Ronchi backs away and flat-bats it over the long-off fence. That was timed brilliantly

43.2 - Plunkett to Ronchi, no run, Ronchi backs away and Plunkett follows him with a shortish delivery, Ronchi tries to ramp it over the keeper but can't make contact with the bat

43.1 - Plunkett to Ross Taylor, 1 run, slower ball just outside off, Taylor comes across and clips it through mid-wicket, gets to the other end with a single

Over: 43 6 0 6 0 1 Wd 1 NZ 328/4
Ross Taylor 82(72) Ronchi 18(9) Jordan 8-0-89-1

42.6 - Jordan to Ross Taylor, 1 run, full outside off, Taylor leans forward, opens the face of the bat and drives it to the right of backward point, he will keep the strike

42.6 - Jordan to Ross Taylor, wide, another low full toss well wide outside off, Taylor tried chasing it down but fails to lay bat on it, the umpire calls it a wide and Jordan will have to bowl it once again

42.5 - Jordan to Ronchi, 1 run, low full toss just outside off, Ronchi comes forward and drives it down to long-off for a single

42.4 - Jordan to Ronchi, no run, yorker length ball around off, Ronchi jams it out towards backward point

42.3 - Jordan to Ronchi, SIX, angling in on the pads, Ronchi just flicks it in the air and gets it over fine leg, there was a fielder in the deep but the ball clears him and the shortest boundary on the ground as well

42.2 - Jordan to Ronchi, no run, bowls the bumper this time, Ronchi ducks underneath and leaves it for the keeper

42.1 - Jordan to Ronchi, SIX, lovely shot! This was bowled on a length outside off, Ronchi lofts it through the line and the ball easily clears the long-off fence. That was timed superbly

Over: 42 1 0 2 2 1 0 NZ 313/4
Ross Taylor 81(71) Ronchi 5(4) Plunkett 7-0-47-1

41.6 - Plunkett to Ross Taylor, no run, length ball on the stumps, Taylor pushes it to the right of the bowler, who dives and stops the ball

41.5 - Plunkett to Ronchi, 1 run, opens the face of the bat and dabs it down to third man to get off strike

A slip is in place now

41.4 - Plunkett to Ronchi, 2 runs, full delivery angling in on off and middle, Ronchi goes across and flicks it backward of square leg, good running ensures that they come back for the second

41.3 - Plunkett to Ronchi, 2 runs, back of a length delivery on middle stump line, Ronchi stays back and nudges it through mid-wicket, gets off the mark with a couple of runs

41.2 - Plunkett to Ronchi, no run, just short of a good length and nips away off the seam, Ronchi was looking to run it down to third man and the ball goes past the outside edge

41.1 - Plunkett to Ross Taylor, 1 run, angling in on the pads, Taylor tucks it away behind square on the leg-side for a single

Liam Plunkett [6.0-0-41-1] is back into the attack

Luke Ronchi, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Over: 41 1 1 6 6 4 W NZ 307/4
Elliott 32(15) Ross Taylor 80(69) Jordan 7-0-74-1

40.6 - Jordan to Elliott, out Lbw!! This was dead straight from Jordan. On a yorker length and on the stumps, Elliott goes across and wanted to clip this fine, he misses and the ball hits him on the boot in line with the stumps. Umpire Davis had no doubts about raising his finger as the Englishmen went up in appeal. Elliott has a chat with Taylor and decides against reviewing it. Elliott lbw b Jordan 32(15) [4s-3 6s-2]

Jordan to Elliott, THATS OUT!! Lbw!!

40.5 - Jordan to Elliott, FOUR, another boundary for Elliott, this was bowled fuller and outside off, Elliott takes a step forward to stay leg-side of the ball, he drives it in the gap between mid-off and extra cover, the moment the ball went in the gap, it was always running away to the fence

40.4 - Jordan to Elliott, SIX, another short delivery outside off, Elliott bends forward and pulls it over mid-wicket this time, clears the boundary rope by quite some distance. His strike rate is over 200 now

40.3 - Jordan to Elliott, SIX, short delivery outside off, Elliott stays back and pulls it over square leg, the ball clears the boundary rope and Elliott is turning it on here at the Oval

40.2 - Jordan to Ross Taylor, 1 run, that could have been close! This was a back of a length delivery outside off, Taylor opens the face of the bat and guides it to backward point. He sets off for a quick single as the fielder fires a throw at the non-striker's end. No harm done as Taylor makes his ground

40.1 - Jordan to Elliott, 1 run, full delivery just outside off, Elliott mistimes the drive to mid-off and sets off, Morgan runs forward, picks the ball and fires a direct-hit at the non-striker's end, but Elliott had made his ground by then

The batting powerplay yielded 57/1 for New Zealand

Over: 40 2 Wd 0 0 4 0 1Nb 1 NZ 289/3
Elliott 15(10) Ross Taylor 79(68) Finn 8-1-54-0

39.6 - Finn to Elliott, 1 run, comes down the track and drills it hard back on the pitch, the ball bounces over the leaping bowler and that allows the batsmen to cross over for a single

39.6 - Finn to Ross Taylor, no ball, 1 run, high full toss outside off, that has been called a no-ball for height. Taylor helps it to the right of third man to get to the other end. Finn apologises and will have to bowl this again

39.5 - Finn to Ross Taylor, no run, on a good length and just outside off, Taylor leans forward and blocks it back to the bowler

39.4 - Finn to Ross Taylor, FOUR, short and rising steeply outside off, Taylor hops in the crease and cuts it late, gets it to the right of third man and it runs away to the fence. Great shot by Taylor

39.3 - Finn to Ross Taylor, no run, full and on the stumps, clipped to mid-wicket

39.2 - Finn to Ross Taylor, no run, that was close! This was a back of a length delivery around off, Taylor jumps in the crease and drops it in front of cover and sets off, the fielder runs forward and underarms the throw at the striker's end, Taylor turns back quickly and had to put in the dive to get back in

39.2 - Finn to Ross Taylor, wide, bumper well outside off, Taylor leaves it as it was well over his head, the umpire calls it a wide for height

39.1 - Finn to Ross Taylor, 2 runs, back of a length delivery outside off, Taylor waits for the ball to arrive, opens the face of the bat late and guides it fine past the keeper, Rashid from third man runs to his left, puts in the dive and saves a couple for his team

Steven Finn [7.0-1-44-0] is back into the attack

Over: 39 3 4 4 0 6 1 NZ 279/3
Ross Taylor 72(62) Elliott 14(9) Jordan 6-0-56-0

38.6 - Jordan to Ross Taylor, 1 run, length ball outside off, Taylor leans forward and drives it to the left of mid-off, only a single available on this occasion. 18 runs came off the over

38.5 - Jordan to Ross Taylor, SIX, mammoth hit! Taylor has smashed that. This was full and in the slot just outside off, Taylor slogs hard and sends it soaring over the deep mid-wicket fence

38.4 - Jordan to Ross Taylor, no run, slower ball around the tramline outside off, Taylor leaves it alone and the umpire deems it a legal ball, that probably didn't make Taylor happy

38.3 - Jordan to Ross Taylor, FOUR, angling in on the pads, Taylor waits for the ball to arrive and helps it fine, the fielder at fine leg had no chance of stopping that as the ball went very fine to his right

38.2 - Jordan to Ross Taylor, FOUR, great shot from Taylor! This was banged in short and just outside off, Taylor rocks back and pulls it over square leg, there is no protection in the deep and the ball races away to the fence

38.1 - Jordan to Elliott, 3 runs, comes down the track to this length ball outside off, he lofts it over extra cover, didn't time it too well but good running ensures that they come back for the third

Chris Jordan [5.0-0-38-0] is back into the attack

Over: 38 4 0 4 1 6 0 NZ 261/3
Ross Taylor 57(57) Elliott 11(8) Stokes 7-0-44-2

37.6 - Stokes to Ross Taylor, no run, full delivery on the stumps, Taylor clips it straight to Jordan at mid-wicket

37.5 - Stokes to Ross Taylor, SIX, short and wide outside off, Taylor cuts hard and cuts well, the ball sails over the short boundary at square third man

37.4 - Stokes to Elliott, 1 run, length ball outside off, Elliott opens the face of the bat and guides it past the fielder at slip, the batsmen take a single as the ball rolls away to third man

37.3 - Stokes to Elliott, FOUR, not a bad ball but Elliott has played it well. This was on a good length and outside off, Elliott guides it to the right of backward point and the ball runs away to the fence

37.2 - Stokes to Elliott, no run, good ball from Stokes, it was bowled on a length and outside off, Elliott pushes at that and the ball goes pas the outside edge

37.1 - Stokes to Elliott, FOUR, full toss outside off, Elliott comes forward and drives this delivery through the extra cover region for a boundary

Over: 37 1Nb 1 6 0 0 1 1 NZ 246/3
Elliott 2(4) Ross Taylor 51(55) Adil Rashid 10-0-72-0

36.6 - Adil Rashid to Elliott, 1 run, driven down to long-off and he will keep the strike

36.5 - Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, 1 run, leans forward and bunts this past cover, the batsmen take a single as the ball rolls away to long-off

36.4 - Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, no run, defends this into the off-side

36.3 - Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, no run, run-out chance missed! Taylor drops it into the off-side and Elliott was out of his crease in search of a single. Billings tries to effect a direct-hit at the non-striker's end, but missed. Elliott would have been gone had there been a direct-hit

36.2 - Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, SIX, floated up, Taylor kneels down and connects brilliantly with the slog sweep, sends it way over the deep mid-wicket fence to bring up his fifty

36.1 - Adil Rashid to Elliott, 1 run, Elliott missed out on the free-hit, he drives this widish delivery straight to long-off and gets off the mark with a single

36.1 - Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, no ball, 1 run, full delivery outside off, Taylor drives it to deep extra cover, Rashid overstepped there and it will be a free-hit next ball

Over: 36 2 1 0 W 0 0 NZ 235/3
Elliott 0(2) Ross Taylor 43(50) Stokes 6-0-29-2

35.6 - Stokes to Elliott, no run, back of a length delivery that jags back in sharply from outside off, there was a sound as the ball passed the inside edge of the bat. Stokes and the keeper were interested, but didn't really appeal. HotSpot confirms that there might have been a nick there and Elliott survives

35.5 - Stokes to Elliott, no run, bouncer over the stumps, the ball sails over the batsman's head, it was close to being called a wide

Grant Elliott, right handed bat, comes to the crease

35.4 - Stokes to Williamson, out Caught by Plunkett!! Ohh dear! Williamson has missed out on a hundred by 7 runs. He looks very disappointed as he walks back to the hut. This was a high full toss from Stokes, must have slipped out of his hand, Williamson tries to go over mid-on but can't get it off the meat of the bat, he mistimes it straight to mid-on, who dives forward and takes a good catch. The square leg umpire first called it a no-ball, but England reviewed it and the decision was overturned. Williamson c Plunkett b Stokes 93(88) [4s-12 6s-1]

Stokes to Williamson, THATS OUT!! Caught!!

Williamson has been caught here. Wait a minute! The umpire has signalled it a no-ball. Stokes looks very surprised there and England have decided to review the decision. 'You can go to the side on angle. That's below waist. It is a fair delivery, it is a legal delivery. Give it out again, please,' says the third umpire.

35.3 - Stokes to Williamson, no run, makes room and looks to cut this widish delivery outside off, misses it completely

35.2 - Stokes to Ross Taylor, 1 run, full and on the stumps, clipped to backward square leg for a single

35.1 - Stokes to Ross Taylor, 2 runs, dropped, full and just outside off, Taylor drives it in the air, cover dives to his right and fails to latch on to the catch, the ball races to deep extra cover as the duo sneak a double

Time for the batting powerplay

Over: 35 0 0 1 0 1 1 NZ 232/2
Ross Taylor 40(48) Williamson 93(86) Adil Rashid 9-0-61-0

34.6 - Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, 1 run, short and wide, Taylor cuts it square of the wicket

34.5 - Adil Rashid to Williamson, 1 run, full toss outside off, Williamson comes down the track and pulls it wide of long-on

34.4 - Adil Rashid to Williamson, no run, quicker on the stumps, Williamson drives it back to the bowler

34.3 - Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, 1 run, flighted delivery outside off, Taylor flicks it to short mid-wicket where the fielder dives to his left but can't stop it cleanly, that allows the duo to sneak a single

34.2 - Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, no run, tossed up on middle, driven back to the bowler

34.1 - Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, no run, flatter delivery just outside off, Taylor works it straight to mid-wicket

Adil Rashid [8.0-0-58-0] is back into the attack

Over: 34 1 4 0 0 1 0 NZ 229/2
Williamson 92(84) Ross Taylor 38(44) Stokes 5-0-26-1

33.6 - Stokes to Williamson, no run, bumper down the leg-side, Williamson lets it go to the keeper, surprisingly umpire doesn't call it a wide

33.5 - Stokes to Ross Taylor, 1 run, banged in short on middle and leg, Taylor pulls it to deep square leg for an easy single, he didn't time it that well on that occasion

33.4 - Stokes to Ross Taylor, no run, short and wide from Stokes, Taylor cuts it straight to backward point

33.3 - Stokes to Ross Taylor, no run, yorker length delivery on middle and off, Taylor drills it straight to mid-on

33.2 - Stokes to Ross Taylor, FOUR, bumper on middle and leg, Taylor top-edges the pull and the ball goes over the keeper and runs away towards the fine leg fence, lucky boundary for Taylor

33.1 - Stokes to Williamson, 1 run, back of a length delivery and outside off, Williamson makes room and guides it to third man

Drinks are on the field now

Over: 33 0 0 0 1 0 1 NZ 223/2
Williamson 91(82) Ross Taylor 33(40) Finn 7-1-44-0

32.6 - Finn to Williamson, 1 run, slower ball full toss and on the stumps, Williamson mistimes the slog towards deep mid-wicket, gets to the other end and retains the strike

32.5 - Finn to Williamson, no run, on a good length and just outside off, Williamson walks across and looks to nudge, he gets an inside edge onto thigh pad

32.4 - Finn to Ross Taylor, 1 run, off-cutter outside off, Taylor knocks it to short cover and hustles for a quick single

32.3 - Finn to Ross Taylor, no run, short of length delivery and just outside off, Taylor opens the face of the bat and looks to guide it fine, the ball dribbles to backward point where the fielder runs across and gets a direct-hit, Taylor was safe though

32.2 - Finn to Ross Taylor, no run, back of a length and just outside off, Taylor dabs it to backward point, Williamson came out of the crease in search of a single but Taylor sends him back

32.1 - Finn to Ross Taylor, no run, good length delivery just outside off, Taylor was looking to push forward, he gets a thick outside edge as the ball rolls towards the left of backward point

Over: 32 1 0 0 Wd 1 0 0 NZ 221/2
Williamson 90(80) Ross Taylor 32(36) Stokes 4-0-20-1

31.6 - Stokes to Williamson, no run, bumper swaying on middle and leg, Williamson spotted it early and ducks underneath it safely

31.5 - Stokes to Williamson, no run, back of a length delivery on middle and leg, Williamson stays on the back foot and turns it to mid-wicket, he got it off the inside half of the bat

31.4 - Stokes to Ross Taylor, 1 run, back of a length delivery outside off, Taylor dabs it to third man and runs across for an easy single

31.4 - Stokes to Ross Taylor, wide, slower delivery sliding down leg, umpire calls it as a wide

31.3 - Stokes to Ross Taylor, no run, on a length and just outside off, Taylor punches it straight to short cover

31.2 - Stokes to Ross Taylor, no run, back of a length delivery and outside off, Taylor was looking to pull with laden feet, he misses it by a long way

31.1 - Stokes to Williamson, 1 run, short of length delivery on middle and leg, clipped to fine leg

Ben Stokes [3.0-0-17-1] is back into the attack

Over: 31 0 4 4 0 0 1 NZ 218/2
Williamson 89(77) Ross Taylor 31(33) Finn 6-1-42-0

30.6 - Finn to Williamson, 1 run, short of length delivery on middle and leg, Williamson pulls it to fine leg and retains the strike with that run

30.5 - Finn to Williamson, no run, almost dragged on yet again, back of a length and just outside off, Williamson was looking to block, gets a thick inside edge and the ball again escapes past the stumps

30.4 - Finn to Williamson, no run, almost chopped on, short of length and just outside off, Williamson jumps inside the crease as he looks to defend, he gets an inside edge and the ball rolls past the leg stump, wasn't too far away though

30.3 - Finn to Williamson, FOUR, brilliant stroke from Williamson, full and straight from Finn, Williamson lifts it high and over mid-off, two bounces and into the long-off fence, that brings up the 100-run stand as well

30.2 - Finn to Williamson, FOUR, short of length and just outside off, Williamson hangs back this time and pulls it past mid-wicket, superb timing on that occasion and the ball runs away to the fence

30.1 - Finn to Williamson, no run, short of length delivery and just outside off, Williamson dabs it gently to the left of backward point, shouts a loud "no"

Steven Finn [5.0-1-33-0] is back into the attack

Over: 30 2 2 1 2 Wd 0 1 NZ 209/2
Williamson 80(71) Ross Taylor 31(33) J Root 3-0-20-0

29.6 - J Root to Williamson, 1 run, tossed up just outside off, Williamson comes forward and eases it down to long-on

29.5 - J Root to Williamson, no run, comes down the track and almost yorks himself, squeezes out back to the bowler

29.5 - J Root to Williamson, wide, down the leg-side, Williamson kneels down and looks to sweep it fine, he can't connect and the umpire calls it a wide

29.4 - J Root to Williamson, 2 runs, flatter and turning in on middle, Williamson goes across and flicks it through square leg, good running ensures that the batsmen come back for the second

29.3 - J Root to Ross Taylor, 1 run, slower through the air and fuller in length just outside off, Taylor comes across and drives it down to long-on

29.2 - J Root to Ross Taylor, 2 runs, shortish and outside off, Taylor waits for it inside the crease, opens the face of the bat late and gets it fine to the left of backward point, the batsmen take two before the fielder chases it down

29.1 - J Root to Ross Taylor, 2 runs, full and angled across off, Taylor drives it with an open face to the right of backward point, comes back for the second with ease

Over: 29 6 0 4 4 1 1 NZ 200/2
Ross Taylor 26(30) Williamson 77(68) Adil Rashid 8-0-58-0

28.6 - Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, 1 run, once again drags it flatter and gets it to spin away from around off, Taylor goes on the back foot and knocks it down to long-on for another single, 16 runs came off this over

28.5 - Adil Rashid to Williamson, 1 run, flatter outside off, Williamson goes on the back foot and punches it down to long-off

Mid-off and mid-on are now back on the rope. Square leg comes inside the circle now

28.4 - Adil Rashid to Williamson, FOUR, another loopy delivery from Rashid, Williamson is toying with him. He once again gets forward and reaches to the pitch of the ball, lofts it over mid-off and the ball once again runs away to the fence

28.3 - Adil Rashid to Williamson, FOUR, floated up outside off, Williamson comes forward and lifts it over mid-off, doesn't try to overhit it and the ball runs away to the fence

28.2 - Adil Rashid to Williamson, no run, tossed up and spinning away from around off, Williamson leans forward and drives it to mid-off

28.1 - Adil Rashid to Williamson, SIX, great shot from Williamson. This was dragged short by Rashid on off stump line, Williamson rocks back and pulls it over mid-wicket, the ball hits the ad-cushion on the full and the umpire signals a six

Over: 28 4 0 1 1 0 1 NZ 184/2
Williamson 62(63) Ross Taylor 25(29) J Root 2-0-11-0

27.6 - J Root to Williamson, 1 run, bowls this slower and on middle and leg, Williamson turns it past mid-wicket and he will keep the strike

27.5 - J Root to Williamson, no run, comes down the track and drives this to the right of short cover, who dives to his right and parries it to mid-on, Williamson can't get the single away

27.4 - J Root to Ross Taylor, 1 run, leans across to this tossed up delivery around off, driven down to long-on for another run

27.3 - J Root to Williamson, 1 run, comes down the track to this flighted delivery and pushes it down to long-on for a single

Comes over the wicket now

27.2 - J Root to Williamson, no run, slower through the air and outside off, Williamson goes on the back foot, opens the face of the bat and guides it to backward point

27.1 - J Root to Williamson, FOUR, Root bowls a full toss on the stumps, Williamson comes dancing down the track and muscles it over mid-wicket, the ball hurries across the turf and crashes into the fence

Over: 27 2 2 1 1 1 1 NZ 177/2
Williamson 56(58) Ross Taylor 24(28) Adil Rashid 7-0-42-0

26.6 - Adil Rashid to Williamson, 1 run, flipper from Rashid, Williamson goes deep in the crease and punches it down to long-on, he will keep the strike

26.5 - Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, 1 run, shortish and turning away from outside off, Taylor goes deep in the crease and cuts it to deep point for a single

26.4 - Adil Rashid to Williamson, 1 run, touch flatter and turning away outside off, Williamson rocks back and pulls it to deep mid-wicket

26.3 - Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, 1 run, low full toss on the stumps, Taylor kneels down and goes for a slog sweep, drags it straight to deep square leg and it will only be a single

26.2 - Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, 2 runs, drifting on middle and leg, Taylor tries to lap it fine, gets a top-edge that goes over the keeper and the fielder at slip, the batsmen take two before the fielder hunts it down

26.1 - Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, 2 runs, loopy full toss outside off, Taylor goes across and paddles it fine, good running ensures that they come back for the second

Over: 26 1 0 0 1 1 1 NZ 169/2
Ross Taylor 18(24) Williamson 54(56) J Root 1-0-4-0

25.6 - J Root to Ross Taylor, 1 run, floated up on off, Taylor looks to clip it through the leg-side, closes the bat face a little too early and gets a leading edge that rolls away to mid-off, the batsmen go through for a quick single as the fielder fires a direct-hit at the non-striker's end, Taylor though made it in comfortably

25.5 - J Root to Williamson, 1 run, takes a step forward and meets this loopy delivery on the full, driven down to long-on for another single

25.4 - J Root to Ross Taylor, 1 run, low full toss on the stumps, Taylor drives it down to long-on for a single

25.3 - J Root to Ross Taylor, no run, full and on the stumps, Taylor comes forward and pushes it back to the bowler

25.2 - J Root to Ross Taylor, no run, flatter outside off, Taylor goes deep in the crease and cuts it straight to backward point

25.1 - J Root to Williamson, 1 run, drifting on the pads, Williamson clips it to deep mid-wicket for a single

Joe Root, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

Over: 25 0 1 1 0 0 4 NZ 165/2
Ross Taylor 16(20) Williamson 52(54) Adil Rashid 6-0-34-0

24.6 - Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, FOUR, comes down the track, takes the ball on the full and smacks it to deep mid-wicket fence for a one bounce four

24.5 - Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, no run, slider from Rashid, Taylor defends it back to the bowler

24.4 - Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, no run, turning away on leg stump line, Taylor looks to work it away into the leg-side, the ball takes the outside edge and rolls away past slip

24.3 - Adil Rashid to Williamson, 1 run, short and wide outside off, Williamson rocks back and cuts it to sweeper cover

24.2 - Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, 1 run, on the pads this time, Taylor kneels down and sweeps to fine leg

24.1 - Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, no run, floated up just outside off, Taylor drives it uppishly, but just short of short cover

Over: 24 1 4 1 1L 1 1L NZ 159/2
Ross Taylor 11(15) Williamson 51(53) Plunkett 6-0-41-1

23.6 - Plunkett to Ross Taylor, leg byes, 1 run, bouncer on the stumps, Taylor looks to fend, can't get out of the way and wears it on the helmet, the duo sneak a single as the ball rolls to third man

23.5 - Plunkett to Williamson, 1 run, length delivery on middle and leg, Williamson mistimes the pull to mid-wicket

23.4 - Plunkett to Ross Taylor, leg byes, 1 run, back of a length and on the pads, Taylor looks to defend, he wears it on the pad and the ball rolls to the leg-side, the duo sneak a single

23.3 - Plunkett to Williamson, 1 run, well played Williamson, that will be fifty for New Zealand's most trusted batsman, Williamson opens the face of the bat and guides it to third man, not much of a celebration from the youngster as he knows that his job is not over yet

23.2 - Plunkett to Williamson, FOUR, short and pulled again, Williamson gets the timing right as the ball finds its way to the deep mid-wicket fence

23.1 - Plunkett to Ross Taylor, 1 run, back of a length delivery on middle and leg, Taylor turns it to square leg for an easy single

Over: 23 0 2 0 4 1 1 NZ 150/2
Ross Taylor 10(12) Williamson 45(50) Adil Rashid 5-0-28-0

22.6 - Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, 1 run, flatter on middle and leg, Taylor paddles it past square leg for a single

22.5 - Adil Rashid to Williamson, 1 run, floated just outside off, Williamson drives it to sweeper cover

22.4 - Adil Rashid to Williamson, FOUR, short and on the stumps, Williamson goes for the pull off the back foot, good timing on that occasion as the ball raced away to deep square leg fence

22.3 - Adil Rashid to Williamson, no run, tossed up just outside off, driven back to the bowler

22.2 - Adil Rashid to Williamson, 2 runs, on a good length and spinning away, Williamson works it past mid-wicket for a double

22.1 - Adil Rashid to Williamson, no run, flighted delivery just outside off, Williamson lunges forward and blocks

Over: 22 4 1 0 4 1 2 NZ 142/2
Ross Taylor 9(11) Williamson 38(45) Plunkett 5-0-34-1

21.6 - Plunkett to Ross Taylor, 2 runs, dropped! It was a short of length delivery well wide outside off, Taylor cuts and cuts it in the air to the right of backward point, who dives and gets both hands to it, he can't hold onto it though and the batsmen take a couple as the ball rolls away to the deep

21.5 - Plunkett to Williamson, 1 run, back of a length and just outside off, cut to third man for a single

21.4 - Plunkett to Williamson, FOUR, short and slightly wide from Plunkett, Williamson opens the face of the bat and guides it between keeper and gully

21.3 - Plunkett to Williamson, no run, length delivery just outside off, Williamson opens the face of the bat and pushes it to the right of backward point

21.2 - Plunkett to Ross Taylor, 1 run, good length delivery and just outside off, Taylor walks across slightly and looks to push, he gets an inside edge on the pad, and the ball rolls away to backward point, the duo sneak a single

21.1 - Plunkett to Ross Taylor, FOUR, poor delivery from Plunkett, full and drifting down leg, Taylor tickles it fine towards the fine leg fence

Liam Plunkett [4.0-0-22-1] is back into the attack

Over: 21 0 1 0 0 1 1 NZ 130/2
Ross Taylor 2(8) Williamson 33(42) Adil Rashid 4-0-20-0

20.6 - Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, 1 run, fuller and on middle and leg, Taylor makes room and drives it to long-off, retains the strike with that run

20.5 - Adil Rashid to Williamson, 1 run, tossed up on middle and leg, Williamson sweeps it to deep backward square leg and gets an easy single

20.4 - Adil Rashid to Williamson, no run, flighted delivery just outside off, Williamson prods forward and blocks

20.3 - Adil Rashid to Williamson, no run, short and spinning away, Williamson goes on the back foot and turns it to the leg-side

20.2 - Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, 1 run, full toss from Rashid, Taylor smacks it to deep mid-wicket

20.1 - Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, no run, short and outside off, Taylor mistimes the cut to cover

Over: 20 0 0 4 0 4 4 NZ 127/2
Williamson 32(39) Ross Taylor 0(5) Stokes 3-0-17-1

19.6 - Stokes to Williamson, FOUR, full and outside off, Williamson drives it handsomely yet again as the ball finds its way past a diving mid-off and it runs away to the fence in no time

19.5 - Stokes to Williamson, FOUR, fuller and outside off, Williamson leans into the drive off the front foot, the ball raced to deep extra cover fence in no time

19.4 - Stokes to Williamson, no run, fuller and just outside off, almost a yorker, Williamson digs it out towards backward point, Stokes was appealing as he thought it was a catch but the umpire turned it down as he believed it was a bump ball, replays justify his verdict. Morgan asked Buttler about what he thought and the keeper told him that it was a bump ball and hence, Morgan didn't go for the review

19.3 - Stokes to Williamson, FOUR, short and wide and is punished, Williamson waits on the back foot and cuts it square of the wicket, good timing on that occasion

19.2 - Stokes to Williamson, no run, fuller and just outside off, Williamson drives it off the inside half of the bat towards the bowler

19.1 - Stokes to Williamson, no run, on a good length and outside off, Williamson stays inside the line and lets it go

Over: 19 1 0 0 0 0 0 NZ 115/2
Ross Taylor 0(5) Williamson 20(33) Adil Rashid 3-0-17-0

18.6 - Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, no run, gives this one more air on leg stump line and gets it to spin away, Taylor looks to work it to the on-side, gets a thick outside edge and the ball rolls away past the fielder at slip

18.5 - Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, no run, flighted delivery and just outside off, Taylor lunges forward and blocks

18.4 - Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, no run, floated just outside off, Taylor defends it awkwardly to the off-side

18.3 - Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, no run, fuller on middle and leg, driven straight to mid-on

18.2 - Adil Rashid to Ross Taylor, no run, tossed up on middle and leg, Taylor turns it short mid-wicket

18.1 - Adil Rashid to Williamson, 1 run, flighted delivery just outside off, Williamson comes down the track and drills it to long-off

Ross Taylor, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Over: 18 0 0 2 0 0 W NZ 114/2
Guptill 50(54) Williamson 19(32) Stokes 2-0-5-1

17.6 - Stokes to Guptill, out Caught by Jordan!! Morgan's plan has worked. Guptill throws it away and it is a well-judged catch from Jordan. It was a short of length delivery on middle and leg, Guptill decides to pull after lifting his front leg, the ball was travelling at a great pace to the left of Jordan at short mid-wicket, he did really well to take the catch. Guptill c Jordan b Stokes 50(54) [4s-6 6s-1]

Stokes to Guptill, THATS OUT!! Caught!!

17.5 - Stokes to Guptill, no run, short of length on middle and leg, Guptill looks to tuck and misses, wears it on the thigh pad

17.4 - Stokes to Guptill, no run, on a length and just outside off, Guptill blocks it to mid-off

17.3 - Stokes to Guptill, 2 runs, and that will be fifty for Guptill, good knock from the opener, back of a length delivery on middle and leg, Guptill turns it past mid-wicket and runs across for a brace

17.2 - Stokes to Guptill, no run, length delivery and outside off, Guptill drives it to the left of Morgan at mid-off, Morgan makes a good stop sliding to his left

17.1 - Stokes to Guptill, no run, on a good length and just outside off, Guptill blocks off the front foot

Over: 17 0 4 0 0 4 1 NZ 112/1
Guptill 48(48) Williamson 19(32) Adil Rashid 2-0-16-0

16.6 - Adil Rashid to Guptill, 1 run, driven to to long-off off the front foot

16.5 - Adil Rashid to Guptill, FOUR, full toss outside off, driven to the left of the bowler, who dives across and fails to get a hand to it, long-off runs to his right and dives, but couldn't prevent the boundary as it was timed to perfection

16.4 - Adil Rashid to Guptill, no run, floated up and spinning away, Guptill gets a thick outside edge on the drive as the ball dribbles to backward point

16.3 - Adil Rashid to Guptill, no run, loopy delivery outside off, Guptill drives it towards cover

16.2 - Adil Rashid to Guptill, FOUR, full toss just outside off , Guptill heaves across the line and the ball finds its way to the to deep mid-wicket fence in a rush

16.1 - Adil Rashid to Guptill, no run, fuller and just outside off, driven to the left of the bowler where Rashid dives and cuts it off

Drinks are on the field now

Over: 16 Wd 0 0 0 0 0 2 NZ 103/1
Williamson 19(32) Guptill 39(42) Stokes 1-0-3-0

15.6 - Stokes to Williamson, 2 runs, drifting down middle and leg and on a pulling length, Williamson pulls it to deep backward square leg and sets off, Billings in the deep runs across and cuts it off, the batsmen take two in the meantime

15.5 - Stokes to Williamson, no run, this bloke is a perfect example of how to play the ball late, back of a length outside off and Williamson goes on the back foot and punches it to cover once again

15.4 - Stokes to Williamson, no run, Stokes drags his length back outside off, Williamson plays a text book punch towards Morgan at cover

15.3 - Stokes to Williamson, no run, back of a length and outside off, punched straight to cover off the back foot

15.2 - Stokes to Williamson, no run, short of length delivery on middle and off, Williamson punches it off the inside half of the bat, the ball rolls to silly mid-on

15.1 - Stokes to Williamson, no run, back of a length delivery just outside off, Williamson punches it towards cover

15.1 - Stokes to Williamson, wide, short of length and swaying down leg, umpire exercises his arms as a wide is signalled

Ben Stokes, right-arm medium, comes into the attack

Over: 15 4 0 0 1 1 1 NZ 100/1
Williamson 17(26) Guptill 39(42) Adil Rashid 1-0-7-0

14.6 - Adil Rashid to Williamson, 1 run, tad short and just outside off, Williamson cuts it square of the wicket and retains the strike with that run

14.5 - Adil Rashid to Guptill, 1 run, tossed up and just outside off, Guptill drives it to long-off and gets an easy single

14.4 - Adil Rashid to Williamson, 1 run, full toss on the stumps, Williamson drills it down to mid-on for an easy single

14.3 - Adil Rashid to Williamson, no run, flighted delivery outside off, Williamson lunges forward and blocks

14.2 - Adil Rashid to Williamson, no run, short and slightly wide, cut to backward point

14.1 - Adil Rashid to Williamson, FOUR, short and on middle and leg, Williamson works it past square leg, Hales in the deep runs after the ball, misfields and was a little too late to go back to try and stop it, the ball trickles away to the fence

A slip in place for Rashid

Adil Rashid, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

Spin into the action for the first time

Over: 14 1 0 0 1 2 0 NZ 93/1
Guptill 38(41) Williamson 11(21) Plunkett 4-0-22-1

13.6 - Plunkett to Guptill, no run, good length delivery outside off, punched straight to mid-off

13.5 - Plunkett to Guptill, 2 runs, tad fuller and on the pads, Guptill works it past mid-wicket and runs across for a brace

13.4 - Plunkett to Williamson, 1 run, short of length delivery outside off, Williamson punches it off the back foot to the left of mid-off, Morgan dives and saves some runs

13.3 - Plunkett to Williamson, no run, Plunkket drags his length back on off, Williamson punches it to the off-side

13.2 - Plunkett to Williamson, no run, back of a length delivery on middle and leg, Williamson clips it straight to mid-wicket

13.1 - Plunkett to Guptill, 1 run, short and into the bodyline, Guptill waits for the ball to arrive and pulls it to deep square leg after lifting his front leg, gets an easy single

Over: 13 3 0 1 0 0 0 NZ 89/1
Williamson 10(18) Guptill 35(38) Jordan 5-0-38-0

12.6 - Jordan to Williamson, no run, fraction fuller and outside off, Williamson gently dabs it towards backward point and shouts "wait-on"

12.5 - Jordan to Williamson, no run, tad fuller and on the pads, Williamson turns it to mid-wicket

12.4 - Jordan to Williamson, no run, back of a length delivery outside off, Williamson punches it straight to cover off the back foot

12.3 - Jordan to Guptill, 1 run, short of length delivery on middle and leg, Guptill knocks it to mid-on and runs across for a quick single

12.2 - Jordan to Guptill, no run, tad fuller and just outside off, Guptill walks across slightly and blocks

12.1 - Jordan to Williamson, 3 runs, classy back foot punch from Williamson, back of a length delivery and outside off, Williamson waits and times the punch to perfection, Morgan from cover runs across and cuts it off

Over: 12 Wd 3 1 0 1 0 0 NZ 85/1
Guptill 34(36) Williamson 7(14) Plunkett 3-0-18-1

11.6 - Plunkett to Guptill, no run, back of a length delivery on middle and leg, Guptill works it straight to mid-on, shouts a loud "no" for the single

11.5 - Plunkett to Guptill, no run, good length delivery outside off, Guptill punches it straight to cover

11.4 - Plunkett to Williamson, 1 run, short and drifting down the leg side, Williamson swivels across and pulls it to deep backward square leg and gets an easy single

11.3 - Plunkett to Williamson, no run, length delivery and outside off, Williamson dabs it gently towards gully

11.2 - Plunkett to Guptill, 1 run, short of length delivery on middle and leg, Guptill jumps on the back foot and drops it in front of short mid-wicket and sets off for a quick single, well-judged single that

11.1 - Plunkett to Williamson, 3 runs, full and straight, Williamson works it past mid-wicket and hustles for three, Billings gives chase and saves a run

11.1 - Plunkett to Williamson, wide, short and swaying down the leg-side, wide signalled

Over: 11 0 0 Wd 0 0 0 1 NZ 79/1
Williamson 3(11) Guptill 33(33) Jordan 4-0-34-0

10.6 - Jordan to Williamson, 1 run, length delivery on the pads, Williamson works it wide of mid-wicket and retains the strike with that run, Finn does well to dive to his right and stop the ball, saved some runs there

10.5 - Jordan to Williamson, no run, on a length and on middle and off, Williamson mistimes the punch to the on-side, silly mid-on runs across and cuts it off

10.4 - Jordan to Williamson, no run, back of a length delivery and wide of off, Williamson toe-ends the cut to backward point

10.3 - Jordan to Williamson, no run, on a good length and outside off, Williamson lifts his bat and lets it go

10.3 - Jordan to Williamson, wide, short of length and drifting down leg, wide signalled

10.2 - Jordan to Williamson, no run, short of length delivery on middle and off, Williamson blocks it towards silly mid-on

10.1 - Jordan to Williamson, no run, back of a length delivery outside off, Williamson jumps on the back foot and mistimes the punch in front of cover

Chris Jordan [3.0-0-32-0] is back into the attack

Over: 10 1 1 4 0 4 0 NZ 77/1
Guptill 33(33) Williamson 2(5) Plunkett 2-0-12-1

9.6 - Plunkett to Guptill, no run, good length delivery on middle and leg, Guptill defends it to the leg-side

9.5 - Plunkett to Guptill, FOUR, full and straight from Plunkett, Guptill punches it straight down the ground with splendid timing and power, the ball raced away in a hurry

9.4 - Plunkett to Guptill, no run, back of a length delivery and just outside off, Guptill is solid in his back foot defence

9.3 - Plunkett to Guptill, FOUR, back of a length delivery and outside off, Guptill plays a good looking punchy-drive towards deep extra cover, the ball raced away in a hurry, he got the timing right on that occasion

9.2 - Plunkett to Williamson, 1 run, fraction fuller and on the pads, Williamson turns it towards mid-on and gets an easy single

9.1 - Plunkett to Guptill, 1 run, length delivery outside off, Guptill pushes it wide of mid-off and hustles for a single

Over: 9 1 1 0 2 1 0 NZ 67/1
Williamson 1(4) Guptill 24(28) Finn 5-1-33-0

8.6 - Finn to Williamson, no run, back of a length delivery just outside off, Williamson blocks it off the front foot

8.5 - Finn to Guptill, 1 run, tad fuller and on the stumps, Guptill drops it into the leg-side and sets off for a quick single

8.4 - Finn to Guptill, 2 runs, short and on the stumps, Guptill stays on the back foot and pulls it to deep mid-wicket, he gets a couple on that occasion

8.3 - Finn to Guptill, no run, on a length and just outside off, Guptill knocks it to the off-side, he was looking for a quick single but has to abort as it was not available

8.2 - Finn to Williamson, 1 run, full and angling in on middle and leg, Williamson works to mid-wicket, he was looking for the second but decides against it as mid-on quickly ran after it

8.1 - Finn to Guptill, 1 run, fuller and on the pads, Guptill clips it to mid-wicket off the inside half of the bat and gets an easy single

Over: 8 1 W 0 1 0 0 NZ 62/1
Williamson 0(2) Guptill 20(24) Plunkett 1-0-2-1

7.6 - Plunkett to Williamson, no run, on a length and just outside off, Williamson blocks it with soft hands and the ball dribbles towards the slip cordon

7.5 - Plunkett to Williamson, no run, short and wide of off, Williamson sways away from the line and lets it go

Two slips and a gully in place

7.4 - Plunkett to Guptill, 1 run, fuller and outside off, Guptill went for the drive, he gets an outside edge and the ball rolls towards the third man region, he gets an easy single

7.3 - Plunkett to Guptill, no run, back of a length and just outside off, Guptill presents the full face of the bat and punches it to mid-off

Kane Williamson, right handed bat, comes to the crease

7.2 - Plunkett to Brendon McCullum, out Caught by Stokes!! Plunkett strikes off his second ball and it's McCullum, who is walking back to the hut. It was a short delivery from Plunkett that cramps McCullum for room, he goes for the pull half-heartedly, didn't have the room to free his arms and hits it high in the air. Stokes from mid-wicket runs back to his right and takes a good catch. Brendon McCullum c Stokes b Plunkett 39(22) [4s-5 6s-2]

Plunkett to Brendon McCullum, THATS OUT!! Caught!!

7.1 - Plunkett to Guptill, 1 run, short of length delivery on middle and leg, Guptill stays back and nudges it in front of mid-on for a single

Liam Plunkett, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Over: 7 1 0 Wd Wd 1 4 1 1 NZ 60/0
Guptill 18(21) Brendon McCullum 39(21) Finn 4-1-28-0

6.6 - Finn to Guptill, 1 run, short of length delivery outside off, Guptill punches it off the back foot to the left of mid-off, gets a single and he will keep the strike

6.5 - Finn to Brendon McCullum, 1 run, just short of a good length and cramping McCullum for room, he was looking to force it through the off-side, gets an inside edge that rolls away into the on-side, the batsmen cross over for a quick single

6.4 - Finn to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, that's a lovely shot! This was a length ball and there was enough width on offer for McCullum to stay back, he waits for the ball to come and cuts it to the square third man fence, the fielder at third man had no chance of stopping that

6.3 - Finn to Guptill, 1 run, back of a length delivery outside off, Guptill punches it uppishly to the left of backward point, the batsment ake a single as the ball rolls away to third man

6.3 - Finn to Guptill, wide, now he bowls another wide and this time it's down the leg-side

6.3 - Finn to Guptill, wide, short and wide outside off, Guptill looks to cut it hard but can't reach it, the umpire calls it a wide

6.2 - Finn to Guptill, no run, length ball angling in on off and middle, Guptill looks to work it through the leg-side, closes the bat face a little too early, gets a soft leading edge that rolls away back towards the bowler

6.1 - Finn to Brendon McCullum, 1 run, slower length ball outside off, McCullum waits for the ball to arrive, opens the face of the bat and runs it down to third man for a single

Over: 6 4 6 6 4 1 0 NZ 50/0
Guptill 16(18) Brendon McCullum 33(18) Jordan 3-0-32-0

5.6 - Jordan to Guptill, no run, just short of a good length and outside off, Guptill gently pushes it into the off-side with soft hands, 21 runs came off the over

5.5 - Jordan to Brendon McCullum, 1 run, full and on the pads, McCullum clips it behind square on the leg-side and gets to the other end

5.4 - Jordan to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, McCullum gets lucky! It was a short delivery from Jordan, McCullum gives the charge and goes for the pull, gets a top-edge onto the helmet and the ball flies towards Stokes at second slip, who wasn't expecting it at all. The ball just about goes over him and runs away to the third man fence

5.3 - Jordan to Brendon McCullum, SIX, back-to-back sixes for McCullum. This was banged in short and on off, McCullum rocks back and pulls it over the deep square leg fence for another maximum. There was a cracking sound as the ball made contact with the bat, sweet timing from him. In fact, the ball has gone out of the ground and the fourth umpire walks out with the ball box

5.2 - Jordan to Brendon McCullum, SIX, McCullum is not going to hold back. This was bowled short and outside off, McCullum advances and stays leg-side of the ball, cuts it up and over the square third man fence for another six

5.1 - Jordan to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, good shot from the Kiwi captain, comes charging down the track and slogs this length ball over mid-on, one bounce and over the rope

Over: 5 4 0 0 0 6 0 NZ 29/0
Guptill 16(17) Brendon McCullum 12(13) Finn 3-1-18-0

4.6 - Finn to Guptill, no run, back of a length delivery outside off, left alone

4.5 - Finn to Guptill, SIX, banged in short and at the batsman, Guptill goes for the pull and gets a top-edge, the ball goes very high and just about clears the deep square leg boundary, first maximum of the innings for Guptill and New Zealand

4.4 - Finn to Guptill, no run, goes slightly fuller this time and gets it to hold its line just outside off, Guptill pushes at it and the ball goes past the blade

4.3 - Finn to Guptill, no run, back of a length delivery shaping away just outside off, Guptill opens the face of the bat and bunts it to cover-point

4.2 - Finn to Guptill, no run, length ball shaping in from outside off, Guptill pushes it to square leg off the inside half of the bat

4.1 - Finn to Guptill, FOUR, that's a poor ball from Finn as there was so much width on offer, Guptill waits for the ball to arrive and drives it through extra cover for another boundary

Over: 4 0 0 1 1 Wd 4 0 NZ 19/0
Brendon McCullum 12(13) Guptill 6(11) Jordan 2-0-11-0

3.6 - Jordan to Brendon McCullum, no run, length ball around off, McCullum pushes it to the left of the bowler and was looking for the single, decides against it as Jordan quicky ran after it

3.5 - Jordan to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, full and slightly wide outside off, McCullum slashes hard and sends it in the gap between backward point and cover-point, races away to the fence

3.5 - Jordan to Brendon McCullum, wide, down the leg-side, McCullum wanted to help it fine, but can't lay bat on it. The umpire signals a wide

3.4 - Jordan to Guptill, 1 run, gently pushes this length ball in front of cover and sets off for a quick single

3.3 - Jordan to Brendon McCullum, 1 run, banged in short and at the batsman, McCullum pulls it to fine leg for a single

3.2 - Jordan to Brendon McCullum, no run, just short of a good length and shaping away from outside off, McCullum goes on the back foot and blocks it towards cover

3.1 - Jordan to Brendon McCullum, no run, Jordan drags this slightly wide outside off as McCullum once again jumps out of the crease, he wanted to pull it out of the park but fails to make contact

Over: 3 1 2 1 0 0 4 NZ 12/0
Guptill 5(10) Brendon McCullum 7(8) Finn 2-1-8-0

2.6 - Finn to Guptill, FOUR, fraction short and well wide outside off, Guptill goes on the back foot and cuts it to the right of backward point, the ball runs away to the fence in a jiffy

2.5 - Finn to Guptill, no run, back of a length delivery holding its line outside off, Guptill was looking to play at that but pulls his bat inside the line at the last moment

2.4 - Finn to Guptill, no run, length ball on the stumps, Guptill defends it back to the bowler

2.3 - Finn to Brendon McCullum, 1 run, goes fuller and on off, McCullum heaves it off the inside half of the bat to fine leg, only a single available

2.2 - Finn to Brendon McCullum, 2 runs, length ball angling in from outside off, McCullum slogs it over mid-on, didn't quite time it that well. The fielder gives chase, hauls the ball back in before the rope to save a couple of runs for his team

2.1 - Finn to Guptill, 1 run, full outside off, Guptill gently drives it in front of mid-off and sets off, the fielder runs in and fires a throw at the non-striker's end, but Guptill makes it in easily

Over: 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 NZ 4/0
Brendon McCullum 4(6) Guptill 0(6) Jordan 1-0-4-0

1.6 - Jordan to Brendon McCullum, no run, back of a length delivery on the stumps, McCullum hops and blocks it back to the bowler

1.5 - Jordan to Brendon McCullum, no run, McCullum gives the charge this time to this length delivery shaping away outside off, he misses it by a long way. There was half an appeal from Jordan for a caught behind, but that was just being optimistic as McCullum missed it completely

1.4 - Jordan to Brendon McCullum, no run, another delivery that's bowled slightly wide outside off at 88.5 mph, McCullum looks to cut once again and gets beaten on the outside edge

1.3 - Jordan to Brendon McCullum, no run, shortish and slightly wide outside off, McCullum goes for the cut off the back foot, the ball shapes away and goes past the blade

1.2 - Jordan to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, Jordan tries to bang this one short, but the ball sits up nicely for McCullum, who rocks back and pulls it over mid-wicket, gets off the mark with a boundary

Two slips in place for Jordan as well

1.1 - Jordan to Brendon McCullum, no run, length ball outside off, McCullum leans forward and drives it to mid-off

Chris Jordan, right-arm medium, comes into the attack

Over: 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 NZ 0/0
Guptill 0(6) Brendon McCullum 0(0) Finn 1-1-0-0

0.6 - Finn to Guptill, no run, another back of a length delivery that rises extra as Guptill tries to fend it away after hopping inside the crease, the ball hits him on the wrist and he is grimacing in pain there but he will be alright. A maiden from Finn first up

0.5 - Finn to Guptill, no run, that was close! Another back of a length delivery that jags back in from around off, Guptill looks to push at it, he gets an inside edge onto the thigh pad and the ball goes over the stumps

0.4 - Finn to Guptill, no run, good ball! This was pitched up outside off, the ball shapes away and bounces extra as Guptill goes for the drive, the ball goes past the outside edge

0.3 - Finn to Guptill, no run, length ball shaping in from outside off, left alone

0.2 - Finn to Guptill, no run, another short of length delivery on middle and leg, Guptill jumps in the crease and drops it to his left, he was looking for the single but it's not available

0.1 - Finn to Guptill, no run, good carry for Finn on the first ball. It was a back of a length delivery that shapes back in from outside off, Guptill shoulders arms

Guptill and Brendon McCullum are at the crease. Guptill is on strike. Finn will open the attack

This is Sidhant Maheshwari, signing off on behalf of Krishna and my co-commentator, Raju. Ciao!

That's all we have for you from this game. The way these two sides are playing, the third ODI promises to be another humdinger. Don't forget to join us on Sunday to catch all the action from that game.

Taylor: '760 runs being scored, it must have been a pretty exciting game. Obviously, Duckworth-Lewis played a part and it's good to win. The par score was 360-370 and it was good to see everyone play well. I got permission from the mentor to play those slog sweeps, it was good to get a couple right off the middle. It was a great game and hopefully, we will have another great game at the Rose Bowl. It was nice to score those runs.'

Ross Taylor is the Man of the Match for his 96 ball 119

McCullum: 'It was terrifying at times. England are playing a completely different brand of cricket to what they have played in recent times. You think 400 should be plenty, but it wasn't. The wicket was excellent. Credit to England, the way they are playing their cricket, it's great to see. Credit to our boys as well, they held their nerves under pressure towards the end. I thought 400 was a good start, but there is no guarantee in this game. The outfield was fast and they had some great strikers. The bowlers had a tough day out and at the same time, they stood up to the challenge. Tremendous entertainment and it is good that we ended up as winners. Ross (Taylor) was brilliant, another outstanding innings by him. We knew we needed a big score from our batters, he stepped up today. I said it at the end of the last game that we are going to see some cliffhangers and we might see a few one-sided games as well in this series. It's great to level the series 1-1 and turn our attention to the next game.'

Morgan: 'It was epic. These are the games of cricket we want to play. The style of cricket we played today was exceptional. Credit to New Zealand as well the way they structured their innings. Till the 35th over, the rate didn't really move for us, we kept going at it. We were batting deep, it is our strength as a side. Again, Rashid and Plunkett were outstanding. When you're chasing in a game like this, the scoreboard is irrelevant. It is not a bad day for us, especially when we want to play our cricket this way. I was striking the ball well today, it is always good to get some runs under your belt. We know we have to play at our best to beat a side like New Zealand. Personally, Duckworth-Lewis could have changed with time. It is the only thing that hasn't evolved in the game in the last 15 years or so. When the guys are willing to take 398 on, it is very exciting for us as a team.'

Earlier in the day, New Zealand posted a mammoth 398 on the board after Brendon McCullum won the toss and decided to bat. A blitz from McCullum, a fifty from Guptill, an 88-ball 93 from Williamson and most importantly Taylor's 13th ODI century saw New Zealand post a mammoth 398 on the board. They were also helped by some late cameos from Elliott, Ronchi and Santner.

At that stage, England needed 54 runs from 37 balls and after the rain break, they were given a target of 379 in 46 overs, needing 34 runs from 13 balls. In the end, it turned out to be a little too much for the English lower-order as they fell short by 13 runs. The key moment after the rain break was the brilliant bit of fielding by Southee and Boult, as both of them combined to pull off a spectacular catch to send Rashid back.

Morgan, who was batting beautifully, didn't last long after that. In the first over of the batting powerplay, he tried to hit one out of the park but could only find Elliott in the deep, getting out for a 47-ball 88. Billings too failed to put up any kind of show and got out for 12. Rashid and Plunkett though kept England in the game, smacking the Kiwi bowlers all around the ground, time and again. When the rain stopped play, England were 345/7 after 43.5 overs, 9 runs behind the Duckworth-Lewis par score.

Both of them put on 63 for the 4th wicket before Stokes went edging one off McClenaghan. Stokes' wicket didn't deter Morgan from playing aggressively, with Buttler playing the holding role at the other end. Both of them played some great shots, putting the pressure back on the Black Caps. Taylor dropping Buttler didn't help New Zealand's cause as well. At one stage, England were 259/4 and were threatening to run away with the game, but Boult had other plans in his mind. He came on and picked the wicket of Buttler, giving the Kiwis some sort of hope at that point.

England came out all guns blazing as both Jason Roy and Alex Hales played their shots right from the beginning. New Zealand though should have had Roy early, but Nathan McCullum dropped him on 12 off Southee. The first wicket partnership ended on 85 when Roy hit a reverse sweep straight to Taylor off Nathan McCullum. Hales soon got to his fifty, but both Root and him got out in a space of 3 balls, leaving England at 100/3. Stokes and Morgan though came out attacking, hitting the Kiwi bowlers all over the park.

Over: 46 1B 2 1 4 2 0 ENG 365/9
Finn 6(4) Jordan 3(2) Elliott 1-0-9-0

45.6 - Elliott to Finn, no run, New Zealand level the series 1-1. McCullum walks up to the batsmen and shakes hands with them. The players congratulate each other as they walk out. Coming back to the ball, it was a length ball on the stumps, Finn swings across the line and misses, the ball goes over the stumps and through to the keeper

45.5 - Elliott to Finn, 2 runs, slogs this one through mid-wicket, didn't get the timing right on this length ball but it's good enough for a couple of runs

45.4 - Elliott to Finn, FOUR, full toss from Elliott, Finn pulls it through mid-wicket and the ball runs away to the fence, that was just below the waist of the batsman

45.3 - Elliott to Jordan, 1 run, full outside off, Jordan lofts it on the bounce to long-off. If New Zealand don't bowl a no-ball or a wide, they will win it now

Remember, Jordan has some issues with his intercostal muscle and he is struggling to bat out there

45.2 - Elliott to Jordan, 2 runs, full delivery outside off, Jordan drives it through the covers, good running ensures that they come back for the second.

45.1 - Elliott to Finn, byes, 1 run, backs away and slogs across the line, he fails to make contact and the batsmen run for a bye, the keeper underarms the throw at the striker's end, he misses and Jordan gets in

Grant Elliott, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Steven Finn, right handed bat, comes to the crease

England need 24 from 6 balls, New Zealand need a wicket.

Over: 45 0 6 0 W 4 W ENG 355/9
Adil Rashid 34(26) Jordan 0(0) Nathan McCullum 9-0-86-3

44.6 - Nathan McCullum to Adil Rashid, out Caught by Boult!! Partners with the new ball, partners in catching as well. Tim Southee once again does it. He did it for the Knights, he did it for Rajasthan and he has done it for New Zealand as well. This is a huge blow for England. Rashid comes down the track and lofts this full delivery to the left of long-on. Southee runs to his left, catches the ball and just before he was about to go over the rope, he throws it to Boult, who was running in from long-off. Boult leaps up high, takes it with his right hand and New Zealand start celebrating. What a brilliant bit of fielding from Southee once again. Top stuff that! Adil Rashid c Boult b Nathan McCullum 34(26) [4s-6]

Nathan McCullum to Adil Rashid, THATS OUT!! Caught!!

44.5 - Nathan McCullum to Adil Rashid, FOUR, makes room and lofts this full delivery over the covers, there was no protection in the deep and it runs away to the fence

England need 28 runs from 8 balls

Chris Jordan, right handed bat, comes to the crease

44.4 - Nathan McCullum to Plunkett, out Caught by Brendon McCullum!! Another wicket goes down while trying to hit another one out of the park. It was bowled flatter and quicker outside off, Plunkett goes for the loft over mid-off, doesn't get it anywhere close to the middle of the bat. McCullum from mid-off runs back to his left and takes a simple catch. Plunkett c Brendon McCullum b Nathan McCullum 44(30) [4s-2 6s-3]

Nathan McCullum to Plunkett, THATS OUT!! Caught!!

44.3 - Nathan McCullum to Plunkett, no run, floated up outside off, Plunkett drills it straight back at the bowler after taking a step forward

44.2 - Nathan McCullum to Plunkett, SIX, this shot gets the crowd going as well. This was dragged short by McCullum, Plunkett slogs it over the deep mid-wicket fence for a maximum

44.1 - Nathan McCullum to Plunkett, no run, tossed up outside off, Plunkett comes down the track and drives it back to the bowler

Nathan McCullum [8.0-0-76-1] is back into the attack

McCullum continues to surprise. Instead of Santner, who was bowling warm-up deliveries near the boundary rope, he has given the ball to his older brother, Nathan McCullum.

Over: 44 0 1 1 1 4 0 ENG 345/7
Adil Rashid 30(24) Plunkett 38(26) Southee 9-0-68-0

43.6 - Southee to Adil Rashid, no run, perfect start for New Zealand after this rain break. It was a full toss outside off, Rashid looks to drive but fails to make contact, the keeper collects

New Zealand players break out of the huddle as Plunkett and Rashid walk out to the middle. Southee will bowl the final ball of this over. Remember folks, England need 34 runs from 13 balls. Here we go then...

20:52 Local Time, 19:52 GMT, 01:22 IST: Restart will be at 21.10 local time. England's target will be 379 in 46 overs.

20:48 Local Time, 19:48 GMT, 01:18 IST: The rain has stopped once again and the groundsmen are currently working to get play underway as soon as possible. The covers are coming off once again. Let's hope it stays like that

20:42 Local Time, 19:42 GMT, 01:12 IST: I spoke too soon. The rain eased off for a little while, but now the umbrellas have gone up once again. The covers are being put in place once again.

20:39 Local Time, 19:39 GMT, 01:09 IST: Good news folks! Looks like the rain has stopped. The covers are coming off.

Mitchell Santner and Grant Elliott are bowling a few warm-up deliveries and these two could well be McCullum's choice to bowl those final two overs after Southee finishes his over. Only 1 bowler can bowl a maximum of 10 overs and 4 bowlers can bowl a maximum of 9 overs. Boult has already bowled his 10 overs. Southee too will finish his quote after this final delivery.

This rain break has surely helped New Zealand. Earlier England needed 54 runs from 37 balls and after the rain break, they need 34 runs from 13 balls. It is not impossible, but surely it has become a little more difficult for England.

20:20 Local Time, 19:20 GMT, 00:50 IST: Ohh dear! The rain has gotten heavier and the umpires have decided to take the players off the field. At this stage, England are 9 runs behind the par score of 355(D/L). Remember, we have extra 30 minutes before we start losing time.

43.5 - Southee to Adil Rashid, FOUR, lovely shot! He walks across to this full delivery angling in, he flicks it over square leg and it runs away to the fence

43.4 - Southee to Plunkett, 1 run, run-out chance missed! It was full outside off, Plunkett drives it straight to extra cover and sets off, he was struggling to make his ground as Williamson fires the throw at the non-striker's end, he misses and Plunkett makes it in

43.3 - Southee to Adil Rashid, 1 run, full and outside off, Rashid drives it through the covers, he was looking for the second there but Rashid slipped while turning back for the second and the batsmen have to be content with a single

43.2 - Southee to Plunkett, 1 run, full delivery just outside off, Plunkett drives it straight to extra cover, the batsmen cross over for a quick single

43.1 - Southee to Plunkett, no run, in the blockhole just inside the tramline outside off, Plunkett leaves, the umpire calls it a legal ball and rightly so

Over: 43 6 1 0 4 0 0 ENG 338/7
Adil Rashid 25(21) Plunkett 36(23) Mitchell Santner 7-0-73-2

42.6 - Mitchell Santner to Adil Rashid, no run, pushes through on middle and leg, Rashid nudges it to his left, can't get the single away on this occasion as well

42.5 - Mitchell Santner to Adil Rashid, no run, darted quicker and just outside off, Rashid makes room and fails to connect with the cut, the keeper collects and it wasn't that far away from the off stump though

42.4 - Mitchell Santner to Adil Rashid, FOUR, Rashid now advances down the track and lifts this inside-out over extra cover, he didn't time it that well but it had enough legs to reach the fence

42.3 - Mitchell Santner to Adil Rashid, no run, backs away, opens the face of the bat late and guides it towards backward point, can't get the single away

42.2 - Mitchell Santner to Plunkett, 1 run, once again steps out and chips this flatter delivery through mid-wicket, he is content with a single though

42.1 - Mitchell Santner to Plunkett, SIX, lovely shot! This was tossed up on the stumps, Plunkett comes down the track and lofts it inside-out over extra cover. That was timed beautifully and it clears the fence as well

Mitchell Santner [6.0-0-62-2] is back into the attack

Change of bat for Plunkett

Over: 42 1 2 6 2 2 1 ENG 327/7
Plunkett 29(21) Adil Rashid 21(17) Southee 8-0-61-0

41.6 - Southee to Plunkett, 1 run, comes down the track and slices it through cover, he will keep the strike

41.5 - Southee to Plunkett, 2 runs, 50 of the partnership comes up with this couple. This was in the blockhole just outside off, Plunkett jams out the drive straight down the ground, long-on runs to his left, puts in the dive and flicks the ball back in to save a couple of runs

41.4 - Southee to Plunkett, 2 runs, very full outside off, Plunkett squeezes it out to the left of backward point, good running ensures that they come back for the second

41.3 - Southee to Plunkett, SIX, full and on the stumps, Plunkett gets under it and hammers it over the long-on fence for a maximum

41.2 - Southee to Plunkett, 2 runs, dropped! This was a low full toss on the stumps, Plunkett slices it high in the air and Guptill from backward point runs after it, the ball was swirling as Guptill got both hands to it, but can't hold on. The batsmen take two in the meantime

41.1 - Southee to Adil Rashid, 1 run, full toss on the stumps, Rashid chips it towards long-on for a single

Tim Southee [7.0-0-47-0] is back into the attack

Over: 41 2 0 0 1 1 0 ENG 313/7
Plunkett 16(16) Adil Rashid 20(16) Boult 10-1-53-2

40.6 - Boult to Plunkett, no run, low full toss outside off, slashes straight to the man at backward point. Boult finishes his spell, his figures: 10-1-53-2

40.5 - Boult to Adil Rashid, 1 run, full and on the stumps, Rashid backs away and looks to force it through the off-side, drags it through mid-wicket off the inside half of the bat

40.4 - Boult to Plunkett, 1 run, full and slightly wide outside off, Plunkett reaches out and drives it to sweeper cover for a single

40.3 - Boult to Plunkett, no run, comes down the track and Boult bangs it in short, he fails to connect with the pull, the ball hits his shoulder and drops it in front of slip

40.2 - Boult to Plunkett, no run, bumper on the stumps, Plunkett tries to pull it hard but fails to make contact. The umpire signals it as first bouncer for the over

40.1 - Boult to Plunkett, 2 runs, short of length delivery on the stumps, Plunkett pulls it through mid-wicket and comes back for the second quite comfortably

Over: 40 1 4 Wd 1 4 1 1 ENG 309/7
Plunkett 13(11) Adil Rashid 19(15) Mitchell Santner 6-0-62-2

39.6 - Mitchell Santner to Plunkett, 1 run, comes down the track and mistimes the loft, he will keep the strike as the ball rolls away towards long-on and the batsmen take a single

Over the wicket now

39.5 - Mitchell Santner to Adil Rashid, 1 run, gives this one more air on the stumps, Rashid pushes at it, gets an outside edge that rolls away towards short third man, the batsmen pinch a quick single

39.4 - Mitchell Santner to Adil Rashid, FOUR, kneels down to this delivery floated up outside off, he stretches out and slog sweeps it to the deep square leg fence, runs away to the boundary

39.3 - Mitchell Santner to Plunkett, 1 run, floated up just outside off, Plunkett mistimes the slog through mid-wicket for a single

39.3 - Mitchell Santner to Plunkett, wide, bowls this short and wide outside off, Plunkett looks to cut and misses, called a wide

It has started drizzling at the ground

39.2 - Mitchell Santner to Plunkett, FOUR, comes down the track and lofts this flighted delivery to the left of long-on, the fielder runs across, puts in the dive and the ball evades him

39.1 - Mitchell Santner to Adil Rashid, 1 run, backs away and flashes hard at that, the ball takes the outside edge and goes to the left of short third man, the batsmen take a quick single

Mitchell Santner [5.0-0-49-2] is back into the attack

Over: 39 0 4 1 0 1 1 ENG 296/7
Adil Rashid 13(12) Plunkett 7(8) Boult 9-1-49-2

38.6 - Boult to Adil Rashid, 1 run, full delivery on the stumps, Rashid backs away and drives it to the left of extra cover, sweeper runs to his right and keeps the batsmen down to a single

38.5 - Boult to Plunkett, 1 run, full just outside off, Plunkett drives it back past the bowler, mid-off runs to his right and stops the ball

38.4 - Boult to Plunkett, no run, short of length delivery outside off, Plunkett goes for a slog but mistimes it off the toe-end of the bat to mid-off

38.3 - Boult to Adil Rashid, 1 run, back of a length delivery outside off, Rashid glides it past Taylor at slip, third man runs to his left and tidies up

38.2 - Boult to Adil Rashid, FOUR, full on the stumps, Rashid drills the drive straight down the ground and the ball crashes into the fence in no time

38.1 - Boult to Adil Rashid, no run, dropped! That was a touch chance though. It was short and wide outside off, Rashid looks to cut and gets an outside edge that flies to Taylor at slip, who jumps high and gets his right hand to it, he tries parrying the ball towards Ronchi, but it drops in front of him

Over: 38 2 0 0 4 1 0 ENG 289/7
Plunkett 6(6) Adil Rashid 7(8) McClenaghan 9-0-61-2

37.6 - McClenaghan to Plunkett, no run, swing and a miss! It was full outside off, Plunkett throws the kitchen sink at it, but misses it by a long way

37.5 - McClenaghan to Adil Rashid, 1 run, banged in short and on the stumps, Rashid swivels on the pull and sends it through square leg for a single

37.4 - McClenaghan to Adil Rashid, FOUR, pitched up outside off, Rashid loft-drives it over cover and the ball runs away to the fence in a hurry

37.3 - McClenaghan to Adil Rashid, no run, slower short ball from McClenaghan, Rashid goes for the pull and gets a bottom edge that bounces in front of Ronchi, who dives forward to try and take it

37.2 - McClenaghan to Adil Rashid, no run, length ball around off, Rashid drops it in front of point and sets off, Rashid has to rush back in as Guptill quickly ran after the ball

37.1 - McClenaghan to Adil Rashid, 2 runs, just short of a good length and outside off, Jordan punches it through the covers and gets back for the second

Over: 37 W 0 2 4 Wd 0 0 ENG 282/7
Plunkett 6(5) Adil Rashid 0(3) Boult 8-1-42-2

36.6 - Boult to Plunkett, no run, full and angling in on the stumps, Plunkett looks to force it through the off-side, gets an inside edge onto the pad, he was looking for the single there but it's not there

36.5 - Boult to Plunkett, no run, comes down the track and wanted to mow this over long-on, doesn't connect and the keeper collects

36.5 - Boult to Plunkett, wide, the slower ball that didn't come out of the hand properly, he bowls this way wide outside off, the umpire signals a wide

36.4 - Boult to Plunkett, FOUR, length ball outside off, Plunkett lofts it over mid-off, who gives chase but the ball beats him to the fence

36.3 - Boult to Plunkett, 2 runs, short and at the batsman, Plunkett pulls it in the air and to the right of mid-wicket, comes back for the second as well

36.2 - Boult to Plunkett, no run, back of a length delivery just outside off, Plunkett opens the face of the bat and punches it to backward point

Liam Plunkett, right handed bat, comes to the crease

36.1 - Boult to S Billings, out Caught by Guptill!! England are losing the plot here. This was shortish and slightly wide outside off, Billings goes for the cut and doesn't bother to keep it down, hits it straight to Guptill at backward point. He won't drop those and England are in trouble here. S Billings c Guptill b Boult 12(16) [4s-1]

Boult to S Billings, THATS OUT!! Caught!!

Over: 36 1 W 1 0 0 0 ENG 275/6
Adil Rashid 0(3) S Billings 12(15) McClenaghan 8-0-54-2

35.6 - McClenaghan to Adil Rashid, no run, length ball on the stumps, Rashid blocks

35.5 - McClenaghan to Adil Rashid, no run, back of a length delivery angling in, Rashid defends

35.4 - McClenaghan to Adil Rashid, no run, looks to run it down towards third man but fails to make contact

35.3 - McClenaghan to S Billings, 1 run, banged in short and at the batsman, Billings pulls it to deep mid-wicket

Adil Rashid, right handed bat, comes to the crease

35.2 - McClenaghan to Eoin Morgan, out Caught by Elliott!! Morgan's brilliant innings comes to an end. This was the slower ball on a length and outside off, Morgan wanted to go over extra cover, but ended up hitting it squarer, didn't quite get it off the middle of the bat. Elliott at sweeper cover strations himself under it and takes the simplest of catches. Morgan walks back dejected, the Kiwis though are delighted. Eoin Morgan c Elliott b McClenaghan 88(47) [4s-6 6s-6]

McClenaghan to Eoin Morgan, THATS OUT!! Caught!!

35.1 - McClenaghan to S Billings, 1 run, back of a length delivery just outside off, Billings drops it to his right with soft hands and calls for a quick single, makes it easily

Time for the batting powerplay

Drinks are on the field now

Over: 35 1 0 1 1 0 1 ENG 273/5
S Billings 10(13) Eoin Morgan 88(46) Boult 7-1-35-1

34.6 - Boult to S Billings, 1 run, short delivery angling in on the stumps, Billings mistimes the pull to the right of mid-wicket for a single

34.5 - Boult to S Billings, no run, back of a length delivery that rises extra, Billings jumps in the crease and was looking to glide it down towards third man, fails to make contact and the keeper collects

34.4 - Boult to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, low full toss on the stumps once again, Morgan gives the charge and pushes it towards mid-on, calls for a single and makes it easily

34.3 - Boult to S Billings, 1 run, short delivery down the leg-side, Billings helps it down to fine leg for a single

34.2 - Boult to S Billings, no run, back of a length delivery angling in on the stumps from round the wicket, Billings looks to pull it away but fails to connect, wears it high on the thigh pad

34.1 - Boult to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, low full toss on the stumps, Morgan bunts it down to long-on for a single

Over: 34 0 1 1 4 2 0 ENG 269/5
S Billings 8(9) Eoin Morgan 86(44) McClenaghan 7-0-52-1

33.6 - McClenaghan to S Billings, no run, pitched up outside off, Billings mistimes the drive to mid-off

Comes round the wicket now

33.5 - McClenaghan to S Billings, 2 runs, length ball outside off, Billings drives it through extra cover and comes back for the second without any fuss

33.4 - McClenaghan to S Billings, FOUR, full delivery angling away outside off, Billings leans forward and drills the drive past the non-striker, runs away to the fence in no time

33.3 - McClenaghan to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, length ball on the stumps, Morgan drops it in front of short cover and calls for a quick single

33.2 - McClenaghan to S Billings, 1 run, length ball just outside off, Billings drives it towards mid-off and sets off, makes it to the other end quite comfortably

33.1 - McClenaghan to S Billings, no run, goes across to this length ball and works it to the right of the bowler off the inside half of the bat

Mitchell McClenaghan [6.0-0-44-1] is back into the attack

Over: 33 W 0 0 0 1 Wd 0 ENG 261/5
Eoin Morgan 85(43) S Billings 1(4) Boult 6-1-31-1

32.6 - Boult to Eoin Morgan, no run, full delivery just outside off, Morgan drills it back to the bowler, who dives across and parries the ball to mid-off with his right hand, Morgan shouts a loud 'No, no' for the single

32.6 - Boult to Eoin Morgan, wide, down the leg-side this time, Morgan leaves it alone and the umpire calls it a wide

32.5 - Boult to S Billings, 1 run, short of length delivery on the stumps, Billings nudges it into the leg-side and gets off the mark with a single

32.4 - Boult to S Billings, no run, just short of a good length and outside off, Billings looks to run it down to third man after opening the face of the bat, the ball goes past the outside edge

32.3 - Boult to S Billings, no run, full outside off, Billings drives it straight to short cover

32.2 - Boult to S Billings, no run, angling away outside off, Billings hits it on the up towards short cover, who dives to his left and stops the ball

Sam Billings, right handed bat, comes to the crease

32.1 - Boult to Buttler, out Caught by Ronchi!! This is an important wicket for New Zealand, this partnership was threating to run away with the game. This was short and slightly wide outside off, the ball keeps slightly low as Buttler goes for the cut, but gets it off the toe-end of the bat, the edge goes low towards Ronchi, who dives to his right and takes a good catch. Buttler c Ronchi b Boult 41(38) [4s-4 6s-1]

Boult to Buttler, THATS OUT!! Caught!!

Over: 32 1 1 0 6 1 1 ENG 259/4
Buttler 41(37) Eoin Morgan 85(42) Mitchell Santner 5-0-49-2

31.6 - Mitchell Santner to Buttler, 1 run, driven to the right of the bowler, who makes half a stop after diving to his right, he quickly gets up, runs after the ball and fires a direct-hit at the non-striker's end, Buttler was in though

31.5 - Mitchell Santner to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, flatter and turning in, Morgan drags the slog off the inside half of the bat to backward square leg

31.4 - Mitchell Santner to Eoin Morgan, SIX, Morgan backs away to this tossed up delivery, lifts it inside-out over long-off and it sails over the fence quite comfortably

31.3 - Mitchell Santner to Eoin Morgan, no run, quicker and on the stumps, Morgan punches it off the inside half of the bat to mid-wicket

31.2 - Mitchell Santner to Buttler, 1 run, flatter outside off, Buttler punches it to sweeper cover for a single

31.1 - Mitchell Santner to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, drifting in on middle and leg, Morgan pushes it down to long-on for a single

Comes from over the wicket to Morgan now

Over: 31 2 4 1 1L 0 0 ENG 249/4
Buttler 39(35) Eoin Morgan 77(38) Boult 5-1-29-0

30.6 - Boult to Buttler, no run, full delivery outside off, Buttler times the drive beautifully but picks out mid-off, the ball went on the bounce to the fielder

30.5 - Boult to Buttler, no run, back of a length delivery just outside off, Buttler opens the face of the bat and punches it to backward point

30.4 - Boult to Eoin Morgan, leg byes, 1 run, angling in on the pads, Morgan fails to work it away into the leg-side, the ball rolls away through square leg off the pad, the batsmen sneak in a leg bye

30.3 - Boult to Buttler, 1 run, good length delivery outside off, Buttler punches it to sweeper cover for a single

30.2 - Boult to Buttler, FOUR, freebie from Boult as he drifts one on the pads, Buttler tickles it fine and the ball runs away to the fence in no time

30.1 - Boult to Buttler, 2 runs, length ball outside off, Buttler comes forward and times the punch beuatifully through the covers, the sweeper runs across, puts in the dive and saves two for his team

Trent Boult [4.0-1-22-0] is back into the attack

Over: 30 6 0 1 1 4 6 ENG 241/4
Eoin Morgan 77(37) Buttler 32(30) Mitchell Santner 4-0-39-2

29.6 - Mitchell Santner to Eoin Morgan, SIX, English skipper is not holding back here. Goes leg-side to this flighted delivery on the stumps and lofts it handsomely straight down the ground for another maximum

29.5 - Mitchell Santner to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, poor ball from Santner, drifts this one down leg, Morgan waits for the ball to arrive and sweeps it fine past the man at short fine leg, who dives but it goes in vain, runs away to the fence

29.4 - Mitchell Santner to Buttler, 1 run, flatter and turning in, Buttler goes deep in the crease and punches it to sweeper cover for a single

29.3 - Mitchell Santner to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, comes down the track and takes this loopy delivery on the full, mistimes the drive to mid-off but it's good enough for a single

29.2 - Mitchell Santner to Eoin Morgan, no run, Morgan makes room once again and Santner drags it short, Morgan defends

29.1 - Mitchell Santner to Eoin Morgan, SIX, Morgan has dispatched him for a six first up. This was tossed up, Morgan backs away and smashes it back over the bowler's head for a maximum

Mitchell Santner [3.0-0-21-2] is back into the attack

Santner comes back. He will come from round the wicket to Morgan

Over: 29 1 4 4 0 4 1 ENG 223/4
Eoin Morgan 60(32) Buttler 31(29) Southee 7-0-47-0

28.6 - Southee to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, Southee slips in a full toss while trying to bowl the yorker, Morgan pushes it to the left of mid-off and calls for a quick single, 14 runs came off the over

28.5 - Southee to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, Morgan is in some mood today, hits his third boundary off the over. He comes down the track to this length ball, it was the cross-seamer from Southee. Morgan lofts it inside-out extra cover and the ball crashes into the fence in no time

28.4 - Southee to Eoin Morgan, no run, back of a length delivery on off, Morgan stays back and defends it into the off-side

28.3 - Southee to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, full delivery on off, Morgan lofts it through the line and to the left of mid-off, the ball runs away to the fence once again

28.2 - Southee to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, comes down the track and cracks this length ball over extra cover to bring up his 24th ODI fifty. The ball runs away to the fence in no time

28.1 - Southee to Buttler, 1 run, on a good length and outside off, Buttler pushes it through the vacant cover-point region and gets to the other end

Over: 28 2 0 1 2 0 2 ENG 209/4
Eoin Morgan 47(27) Buttler 30(28) McClenaghan 6-0-44-1

27.6 - McClenaghan to Eoin Morgan, 2 runs, goes across and lofts this length ball that just about clears the man at mid-on, who chases it down before the ball hits the boundary. The batsmen take two in the meantime

27.5 - McClenaghan to Eoin Morgan, no run, length ball around off, Morgan opens the face of the bat and guides it to backward point, can't get the single though

27.4 - McClenaghan to Eoin Morgan, 2 runs, short delivery outside off, Morgan waits inside the crease and ramps it past the keeper, Boult from third man runs to his right, dives full length and flicks the ball back in to save two runs. Brilliant effort from the fast bowler there

27.3 - McClenaghan to Buttler, 1 run, leans forward and drives it to mid-off, who fires a throw at the non-striker's end. Buttler was threatening to run for an overthrow but decides against it at the end

27.2 - McClenaghan to Buttler, no run, shortish and wide outside off, Buttler cuts but picks out backward point

27.1 - McClenaghan to Buttler, 2 runs, in the air and safe! This was bowled on a length around off, might have been the cutter from McClenaghan. Buttler goes for the loft, but his bottom hand comes off the bat as he makes contact with the ball. Mid-off was inside the circle and it clears him easily but plugs in the outfield. The batsmen take a couple

Over: 27 1 0 4 0 0 1 ENG 202/4
Buttler 27(25) Eoin Morgan 43(24) Southee 6-0-33-0

26.6 - Southee to Buttler, 1 run, edged and dropped! Taylor is the culprit there. Slip catching from New Zealand has been very poor today. This was a back of a length delivery outside off, Buttler goes for the cut and gets an outside edge that flies to the right of Taylor at slip, he gets both hands to it but can't hold on. The batsmen take a single as the ball rolls away to third man

26.5 - Southee to Buttler, no run, full and well outside off, Buttler reaches out for the drive and hits it straight to mid-off, shouts a loud 'No' for the single

26.4 - Southee to Buttler, no run, full and on the stumps, Buttler drives it to mid-on

Just a slip in place for Southee

26.3 - Southee to Buttler, FOUR, goes wide of the crease and angles it in, Buttler drills it to the left of mid-on, the ball hurries across the turf and crashes into the fence

26.2 - Southee to Buttler, no run, back of a length delivery just outside off, Buttler mistimes the punch towards cover

26.1 - Southee to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, length delivery outside off, Morgan slashes hard and the batsmen take a single as the ball dribbles away to third man

Tim Southee [5.0-0-27-0] is back into the attack

Over: 26 1 0 0 4 0 0 ENG 196/4
Buttler 22(20) Eoin Morgan 42(23) McClenaghan 5-0-37-1

25.6 - McClenaghan to Buttler, no run, angling away outside off, Buttler lifts his bat and lets it go

25.5 - McClenaghan to Buttler, no run, back of a length delivery just outside off, Buttler hops in the crease and pushes it back to the bowler

25.4 - McClenaghan to Buttler, FOUR, muscled! That made a cracking sound as soon as it hit the bat. It was banged in short and outside off, Buttler pulls it over mid-wicket and the ball runs away to the fence like a tracer bullet

25.3 - McClenaghan to Buttler, no run, just short of a good length and outside off, Buttler punches it to the right of backward point, Guptill moves across, times his jump and stops the ball with his right hand

25.2 - McClenaghan to Buttler, no run, back of a length delivery outside off, Buttler goes for the cut but ends up chopping it towards backward point

25.1 - McClenaghan to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, full and shaping in on off, Morgan pushes at that, the ball rolls away to the left of mid-wicket off the inside half of the bat, the batsmen cross over for a single

Over: 25 0 6 1 4 2 6 ENG 191/4
Buttler 18(15) Eoin Morgan 41(22) Nathan McCullum 8-0-76-1

24.6 - Nathan McCullum to Buttler, SIX, Buttler joins the party! He goes across to this flighted delivery and sends it soaring over the deep mid-wicket fence for another mammoth hit

24.5 - Nathan McCullum to Buttler, 2 runs, drifting on the pads, Buttler tickles it to the right of short fine leg this time around, the batsmen take a couple before the fielder chases it down

24.4 - Nathan McCullum to Buttler, FOUR, drags his length back and bowls it down leg, Buttler goes across and pulls it to the left of short fine leg, the ball runs away to the fence

24.3 - Nathan McCullum to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, bunts this down to long-off and gets to the other end

24.2 - Nathan McCullum to Eoin Morgan, SIX, that's been tonked! This was floated up on off, Morgan kneels down and slog sweeps it over the cow corner fence for another maximum

24.1 - Nathan McCullum to Eoin Morgan, no run, flatter from McCullum, Morgan rocks back and punches it to cover

Over: 24 0 0 2 0 0 Wd 0 ENG 172/4
Buttler 6(12) Eoin Morgan 34(19) McClenaghan 4-0-32-1

23.6 - McClenaghan to Buttler, no run, slightly short and well wide outside off, Buttler reaches out and cuts it in the air, the ball bounces just short of Guptill at backward point

23.6 - McClenaghan to Buttler, wide, short and angling away wide outside off, Buttler leaves and the umpire calls it a wide

23.5 - McClenaghan to Buttler, no run, short of length delivery on the stumps, Buttler nudges it to the right of the bowler

23.4 - McClenaghan to Buttler, no run, back of a length delivery outside off, Buttler looks to cut and misses

23.3 - McClenaghan to Buttler, 2 runs, bit more width on offer this time, Buttler cuts it past backward point, the batsmen take two before third man runs to his right and stops the ball

23.2 - McClenaghan to Buttler, no run, short and slightly wide outside off, Buttler chops it to the left of backward point, where Guptill dives and stops the ball, keeps the batsmen at their respective ends

23.1 - McClenaghan to Buttler, no run, full delivery just outside off, Buttler drills the drive to short cover, it bounces in front of the fielder, who parries it away towards mid-off

Over: 23 1 1 1 1 0 1 ENG 169/4
Buttler 4(6) Eoin Morgan 34(19) Nathan McCullum 7-0-57-1

22.6 - Nathan McCullum to Buttler, 1 run, slower through the air and on middle stump line, Buttler turns it through square leg and he will keep the strike

22.5 - Nathan McCullum to Buttler, no run, flighted delivery just outside off, Buttler leans forward and pushes it to cover

22.4 - Nathan McCullum to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, flatter outside off once again, Morgan punches it to the left of backward point and gets to the other end

22.3 - Nathan McCullum to Buttler, 1 run, on middle and leg this time around, Buttler works it through square leg for a single

22.2 - Nathan McCullum to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, flatter and turning away outside off, Morgan punches it through the covers for a single

22.1 - Nathan McCullum to Buttler, 1 run, turning in on the stumps, Buttler drives it uppishly down to long-on, gets to the other end with a single

Over: 22 4 0 1 W 0 1 ENG 164/4
Buttler 1(2) Eoin Morgan 32(17) McClenaghan 3-0-29-1

21.6 - McClenaghan to Buttler, 1 run, back of a length delivery just outside off, Buttler drops it into the off-side and calls for a quick single, gets off the mark with a single

21.5 - McClenaghan to Buttler, no run, angling away outside off, Buttler leaves it alone

Jos Buttler, right handed bat, comes to the crease

21.4 - McClenaghan to Stokes, out Caught by Ronchi!! The way these two were going, this wicket was surely coming. He was beaten for pace there. Stokes backs away to this back of a length delivery outside off, he tries to slash hard, but the ball catches the edge as it bounces extra and goes through to the keeper, who snaffles it with ease. Stokes c Ronchi b McClenaghan 28(17) [4s-2 6s-1]

McClenaghan to Stokes, THATS OUT!! Caught!!

21.3 - McClenaghan to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, another short ball from McClenaghan, Morgan hops in the crease and pulls it to deep square leg for a single

21.2 - McClenaghan to Eoin Morgan, no run, just short of a good length and on off, Morgan opens the face of the bat and pushes it into the off-side

Just a slip in place for McClenaghan

21.1 - McClenaghan to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, banged in short and at the batsman, Morgan plays a controlled pull and sends it through mid-wicket, there was no one in the deep as well and it races away

Mitchell McClenaghan [2.0-0-23-0] is back into the attack

Over: 21 6 0 1 1 4 1 ENG 158/3
Eoin Morgan 27(14) Stokes 28(16) Nathan McCullum 6-0-52-1

20.6 - Nathan McCullum to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, rocks back and cuts this flatter delivery through backward point for a single

20.5 - Nathan McCullum to Eoin Morgan, FOUR, in the air and safe! This was tossed up on leg stump line, Morgan lofts it to the left of mid-on, who dives but was unable to reach the ball, it runs away to the fence

20.4 - Nathan McCullum to Stokes, 1 run, shortish outside off, Stokes goes on the back foot and cuts it square of the wicket for a single

20.3 - Nathan McCullum to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, kneels down and sweeps this flighted delivery past short fine leg, deep backward square leg tidies up in the deep and keeps them down to a single

20.2 - Nathan McCullum to Eoin Morgan, no run, shortish outside off, Morgan mistimes the cut to backward point

20.1 - Nathan McCullum to Eoin Morgan, SIX, huge blow from the English captain! This was floated up outside off, Morgan comes down the track and lofts it through the line, the ball hits the sightscreen

Over: 20 4 1 2 1 4 0 ENG 145/3
Stokes 27(15) Eoin Morgan 15(9) Guptill 1-0-12-0

19.6 - Guptill to Stokes, no run, flatter outside off, Stokes punches it to extra cover, can't get the single away

19.5 - Guptill to Stokes, FOUR, short again and it's been punished! Stokes rocks back and cuts it up and over extra cover once again, runs away to the fence in a jiffy

19.4 - Guptill to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, goes across and eases this flighted delivery down to long-on

19.3 - Guptill to Eoin Morgan, 2 runs, bowls this short and outside off, Morgan cuts it square of the wicket, sweeper tidies up in the deep, the batsmen take a couple in the meantime

19.2 - Guptill to Stokes, 1 run, slower through the air and outside off, Stokes cuts it to sweeper cover for a single

19.1 - Guptill to Stokes, FOUR, short and slightly wide outside off, Stokes rocks back and cuts it up and over extra cover, sweeper in the deep had no chance of stopping that as the ball raced away to the fence

Martin Guptill, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

Surprise, surprise! Guptill is coming on to bowl

Drinks are on the field now

Over: 19 1 2 6 1 1 3 ENG 133/3
Stokes 18(11) Eoin Morgan 12(7) Nathan McCullum 5-0-39-1

18.6 - Nathan McCullum to Stokes, 3 runs, goes deep in the crease and drives it through extra cover, the batsmen take three before the fielder hunts it down

18.5 - Nathan McCullum to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, leans forward and eases it down to long-off for a single

18.4 - Nathan McCullum to Stokes, 1 run, shortish outside off, Stokes cuts it square of the wicket for a single

18.3 - Nathan McCullum to Stokes, SIX, flighted on middle stump line, Stokes slog sweeps and deposits it over the deep mid wicket fence

18.2 - Nathan McCullum to Stokes, 2 runs, and it's safe again. Flighted delivery on the off stump, Stokes targets mid-wicket but slices it completely, Brendon McCullum runs back from cover and stretches his arms but it evades him. After McCullum went down to ground, the ball bounces and hits him on the head, it was a soft blow though

18.1 - Nathan McCullum to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, in the airrrrr but safe. Lucky escape for skipper Morgan. Flighted delivery on the off stump, Morgan backs away and goes for the slog, gets a thick outside edge and it beats the man who was running back from first slip and short third man coudln't get there either

Over: 18 3 0 0 1 Wd 6 1 ENG 119/3
Eoin Morgan 10(5) Stokes 6(7) Mitchell Santner 3-0-21-2

17.6 - Mitchell Santner to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, on the pads once again, Morgan works it behind square on the leg-side for a single

17.5 - Mitchell Santner to Eoin Morgan, SIX, turning in from around off, Morgan hits it with the spin and sends the loft over the deep mid-wicket fence for a maximum

17.5 - Mitchell Santner to Eoin Morgan, wide, down the leg-side, called a wide

17.4 - Mitchell Santner to Stokes, 1 run, darted on the stumps, Stokes backs away and bunts it to sweeper cover for a single

17.3 - Mitchell Santner to Stokes, no run, turning in on the pads, Stokes fails to work it away and the ball lobs up off the pad, Ronchi collects it

17.2 - Mitchell Santner to Stokes, no run, flighted delivery just outside off, Stokes pushes at it, the ball rolls away to short mid-wicket off the inside half of the bat

17.1 - Mitchell Santner to Eoin Morgan, 3 runs, bowls this on the pads, Morgan glances it fine, short fine leg runs after it and hauls it back in time to save a run

Santner comes over the wicket to the left-hander

Over: 17 2 1 0 Wd 1L 2 0 ENG 107/3
Stokes 5(4) Eoin Morgan 0(2) Nathan McCullum 4-0-25-1

16.6 - Nathan McCullum to Stokes, no run, flighted delivery on the stumps, Stokes blocks

16.5 - Nathan McCullum to Stokes, 2 runs, flatter on the stumps, Stokes backs away and pushes at that, gets an outside edge that runs away past the man at slip, the batsmen take a couple

16.4 - Nathan McCullum to Eoin Morgan, leg byes, 1 run, once again drifts onto the pads, Morgan can't clip it fine, the ball rolls away behind square on the leg-side off the pad

16.4 - Nathan McCullum to Eoin Morgan, wide, down the leg-side, Morgan looks to sweep and misses, the umpire calls it a wide

16.3 - Nathan McCullum to Eoin Morgan, no run, floated up on off, Morgan leans forward and blocks

16.2 - Nathan McCullum to Stokes, 1 run, clips this delivery through mid-wicket and gets to the other end

16.1 - Nathan McCullum to Stokes, 2 runs, that's not what you see a new batsman do generally, he kneels down and plays the reverse sweep through backward point, gets back for the second comfortably

Ben Stokes, left handed bat, comes to the crease

Over: 16 2 0 0 W 0 W ENG 100/3
Hales 54(49) Eoin Morgan 0(0) Mitchell Santner 2-0-9-2

15.6 - Mitchell Santner to Hales, out Caught by Boult!! 2 wickets in 3 balls for Santner. Hales makes a disappointed walk back to the hut. This was once again floated up by Santner, Hales goes for the slog sweep and gets a top-edge, Boult at deep mid-wicket settles under it and takes a simple catch. Hales c Boult b Mitchell Santner 54(49) [4s-6 6s-3]

Mitchell Santner to Hales, THATS OUT!! Caught!!

15.5 - Mitchell Santner to Hales, no run, that's a beauty, tossed up and drawing the batsman forward, who pushes at that. The ball turns away and beats the outside edge

Eoin Morgan, left handed bat, comes to the crease

15.4 - Mitchell Santner to J Root, out Caught by Nathan McCullum!! Big wicket for New Zealand as the centurion from the last game is gone. This was floated up and might have bounced extra as Root goes for a slog sweep, he gets a top-edge and it goes high in the air. Nathan McCullum runs back from mid-wicket and takes the catch. J Root c Nathan McCullum b Mitchell Santner 6(10)

Mitchell Santner to J Root, THATS OUT!! Caught!!

15.3 - Mitchell Santner to J Root, no run, in the blockhole just outside off, Root jams it out into the off-side

15.2 - Mitchell Santner to J Root, no run, shortish and turning away outside off, Root looks to cut, but the ball bounces over extra and beats his blade

15.1 - Mitchell Santner to J Root, 2 runs, floated up outside off, Root drives it through extra cover, the batsmen take a couple before the sweeper tidies up in the deep

Over: 15 0 1 0 1 1 1 ENG 98/1
J Root 4(6) Hales 54(47) Nathan McCullum 3-0-19-1

14.6 - Nathan McCullum to J Root, 1 run, kneels down and sweeps this quicker delivery on the stumps to deep mid-wicket

14.5 - Nathan McCullum to Hales, 1 run, flatter on the stumps, Hales punches it down to long-on and gets to the other end

14.4 - Nathan McCullum to J Root, 1 run, comes down the track and flicks this to the right of short mid-wicket, this time he will get the single

14.3 - Nathan McCullum to J Root, no run, comes across and works this flighted delivery to the left of short mid-wicket

14.2 - Nathan McCullum to Hales, 1 run, drifting on middle and leg, Hales whips it behind square on the leg-side for a single

14.1 - Nathan McCullum to Hales, no run, flatter and quicker on the stumps, Hales punches it back to the bowler, who leaps up and stops it with his right hand

Over: 14 1 0 1 0 4 1 ENG 94/1
Hales 52(44) J Root 2(3) Mitchell Santner 1-0-7-0

13.6 - Mitchell Santner to Hales, 1 run, bowls this flatter and well outside off, Hales rocks back and cuts it square of the wicket for a single

13.5 - Mitchell Santner to Hales, FOUR, maiden ODI fifty for Hales! This was pushed through quicker and outside off, Hales opens the face of the bat at the last moment, gets a thickish outside edge that runs away fine and into the third man boundary

13.4 - Mitchell Santner to Hales, no run, slower through the air and spinning away outside off, Hales goes for the slog sweep and fails to make contact

13.3 - Mitchell Santner to J Root, 1 run, tossed up outside off, Root comes across and slog sweeps it to deep mid-wicket

13.2 - Mitchell Santner to J Root, no run, quicker and on the stumps, Root goes back in the crease and blocks

13.1 - Mitchell Santner to Hales, 1 run, floated up on off, Hales lofts it to the left of long-on, the ball goes on the bounce to the fielder

Mitchell Santner, left-arm orthodox, comes into the attack

Spin from both ends now as Santner comes into the attack, replacing McClenaghan. He will start from round the wicket

Over: 13 0 4 W 1 0 1 ENG 87/1
Hales 46(40) J Root 1(1) Nathan McCullum 2-0-15-1

12.6 - Nathan McCullum to Hales, 1 run, flatter on the stumps, Hales punches it down to the left of short mid-wicket, who dives across but fails to stop it properly. The batsmen take a single as the ball rolls away to long-on

12.5 - Nathan McCullum to Hales, no run, flighted delivery on the stumps, Hales pushes it to the right of the bowler, who dives across and stops the ball

12.4 - Nathan McCullum to J Root, 1 run, leans forward and eases this down to long-on to get off the mark

A leg slip is in place for Root

Joe Root, right handed bat, comes to the crease

12.3 - Nathan McCullum to Jason Roy, out Caught by Ross Taylor!! That's a soft, soft dismissal. Roy once again kneels down and goes for the reverse sweep off this fullish delivery outside off, he hits it in the air and straight to Taylor at short third man. Jason Roy c Ross Taylor b Nathan McCullum 39(37) [4s-6]

Nathan McCullum to Jason Roy, THATS OUT!! Caught!!

12.2 - Nathan McCullum to Jason Roy, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Roy cuts it to the deep extra cover fence off the back foot

12.1 - Nathan McCullum to Jason Roy, no run, comes down the track and gets an inside edge on this ball turning in on middle and leg, drags it onto the pad

Over: 12 2 0 1 0 0 4 ENG 81/0
Hales 45(38) Jason Roy 35(34) McClenaghan 2-0-23-0

11.6 - McClenaghan to Hales, FOUR, what was that? It was another short delivery outside off, Hales wantes to ramp it first and then decides to leave it, the ball though catches the back of the bat and rolls away to the left of the keeper, runs away to the fence

11.5 - McClenaghan to Hales, no run, good bumper from McClenaghan, Hales goes for the pull off the back foot, but the ball goes over his bat. Good effort ball from the bowler

11.4 - McClenaghan to Hales, no run, length ball angled across off, Hales opens the face of the bat and guides it to backward point

11.3 - McClenaghan to Jason Roy, 1 run, banged in short this time, Roy transfers his weight on the back foot and pulls it hard, but hits it straight to the man at deep square leg, only a single

11.2 - McClenaghan to Jason Roy, no run, angling away outside off, left alone

11.1 - McClenaghan to Jason Roy, 2 runs, that's brilliant fielding from Santner to save a couple of runs. This was angled across off on a length, Roy walks across and goes for the loft, doesn't time it too well but gets it over mid-on, who gives chase and pulls the ball back in time to save two for his team

Over: 11 1 1 4 2 1 0 ENG 74/0
Hales 41(35) Jason Roy 32(31) Nathan McCullum 1-0-9-0

10.6 - Nathan McCullum to Hales, no run, pushes this into the off-side with soft hands

10.5 - Nathan McCullum to Jason Roy, 1 run, punches this down to long-on for a single

10.4 - Nathan McCullum to Jason Roy, 2 runs, looks to work it through the on-side, drags it through mid-wicket off the inside half of the bat. He decides to come back for the second and Santner fires an accurate throw at the striker's end. Roy had to put in a full length dive to make his ground just before Ronchi disturbed the stumps

Third umpire has been called in to check a run-out decision. It looks very tight. Roy's dive has saved him here. 'Not Out' flashes on the big screen

10.3 - Nathan McCullum to Jason Roy, FOUR, that's a lovely shot from Roy, he kneels down and reverse sweeps it to the right of backward point, who could only see the ball run away to the fence

10.2 - Nathan McCullum to Hales, 1 run, flatter and turning in, Hales punches it down to long-on

10.1 - Nathan McCullum to Jason Roy, 1 run, flighted delivery on the stumps, Roy comes across and works it through square leg for another single

Nathan McCullum, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

Over: 10 0 4 6 0 0 6 ENG 65/0
Hales 40(33) Jason Roy 24(27) McClenaghan 1-0-16-0

9.6 - McClenaghan to Hales, SIX, smashed! That's a flat hit from Hales, it was banged in short once again, Hales rocks back and pulls it over the fielder at deep mid-wicket, who leaps up but the ball was over him. 16 runs came off the over

9.5 - McClenaghan to Hales, no run, short and slightly wide outside off, Hales goes for another pull but it was out of his reach, he misses and the umpire signals one bouncer for the over

9.4 - McClenaghan to Hales, no run, back of a length delivery angled across off, Hales goes for the pull this time but fails to make contact. The ball goes over the stumps and through to the keeper

9.3 - McClenaghan to Hales, SIX, now he smashes a six! This was a length ball around off, Hales goes across and plays the pick-up shot, times it well and the ball sails over the deep mid-wicket fence

9.2 - McClenaghan to Hales, FOUR, length ball around off, Hales waits for the ball to arrive and heaves it over mid-on, one bounce and over the rope

9.1 - McClenaghan to Hales, no run, length ball just outside off, Hales drives it straight to short cover, who dives to his left and stops the ball

Mitchell McClenaghan, left-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Over: 9 1 4 1 0 1 0 ENG 49/0
Jason Roy 24(27) Hales 24(27) Southee 5-0-27-0

8.6 - Southee to Jason Roy, no run, low full toss just outside off, Roy clips it to the right of short mid-wicket, who dives and prevents the single

8.5 - Southee to Hales, 1 run, full and around off, Hales drills it back to the bowler, who takes the pace off the ball with his hands, the batsmen take a quick single as the ball rolls away behind him

8.4 - Southee to Hales, no run, bumper on the stumps, Hales ducks under it and the umpire signals it one bouncer for the over

8.3 - Southee to Jason Roy, 1 run, banged in short and at the batsman, Roy pulls it over mid-wicket, the fielder in the deep runs to his left and keeps the batsmen down to a single

8.2 - Southee to Jason Roy, FOUR, low full toss outside off, Roy backs away slightly and cuts it in the air past a diving cover, the ball races away to the fence

8.1 - Southee to Hales, 1 run, length ball on off, Hales punches it hard on the wicket and the ball bounces over the bowler, the batsmen take a quick single before mid-on gets around

Over: 8 6 4 0 1 0 0 ENG 42/0
Jason Roy 19(24) Hales 22(24) Boult 4-1-22-0

7.6 - Boult to Jason Roy, no run, and again! Roy goes for another front foot drive off this full delivery angling away outside off, the ball shapes past the inside edge and goes through to the keeper

7.5 - Boult to Jason Roy, no run, full outside off, Roy goes for the drive but the ball beats him on the inside edge

7.4 - Boult to Hales, 1 run, length ball on the stumps, Hales pushes at that, gets a thick outside edge that rolls away to backward point, who dives to his left and parries the ball towards third man

7.3 - Boult to Hales, no run, Boult comes back over the wicket and bowls this on a length and across off, Hales goes for a slog, but fails to make contact. The ball was very close to the off stump though

7.2 - Boult to Hales, FOUR, another lovely shot from Hales, he gets on the front foot this time and drives it in the gap between cover and mid-off, the ball runs away to the fence in no time

7.1 - Boult to Hales, SIX, that's been tonked! This was full and right in the slot just outside off, Hales gets under it and sends it soaring over the cow corner fence

Over: 7 0 0 1 0 0 1 ENG 31/0
Hales 11(20) Jason Roy 19(22) Southee 4-0-20-0

6.6 - Southee to Hales, 1 run, full delivery on the stumps, Hales clips it through square leg and he will keep the strike

6.5 - Southee to Hales, no run, back of a length delivery on the stumps, Hales punches it to the right of the bowler

6.4 - Southee to Hales, no run, yorker delivery outside off, Hales jams it out to point

6.3 - Southee to Jason Roy, 1 run, banged in short and angling in from outside off, Roy pulls it along the ground to the right of deep square leg for a single

6.2 - Southee to Jason Roy, no run, just short of a good length and outside off, the ball might have kept a little low and Roy punches it into the off-side

6.1 - Southee to Jason Roy, no run, full delivery on the stumps, Roy backs away and drives it dead straight, hits the stumps at the other end. No runs for a good shot

Over: 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 ENG 29/0
Hales 10(17) Jason Roy 18(19) Boult 3-1-11-0

5.6 - Boult to Hales, no run, very full, almost on a yorker length and on the stumps, Hales jams it out to mid-on

5.5 - Boult to Hales, no run, short delivery angled across off, Hales lines up for the pull but can't connect

Back over the wicket now

5.4 - Boult to Hales, no run, bumper on the leg stump line, Hales ducks under it

5.3 - Boult to Hales, no run, this one tails in from a length and on the stumps, Hales punches it down to mid-on

5.2 - Boult to Hales, no run, short of length delivery slightly wide outside off, Hales goes for an across the line slog but fails to make any contact with the ball, the keeper collects

Comes round the wicket now

5.1 - Boult to Jason Roy, 1 run, banged in short and at the batsman, Roy pulls but can only manage a top-edge that falls in front of the fielder at deep square leg, the batsmen take a single

Over: 5 0 0 4 0 0 1 ENG 28/0
Jason Roy 17(18) Hales 10(12) Southee 3-0-18-0

4.6 - Southee to Jason Roy, 1 run, Roy drives this length ball towards mid-off and calls for a quick single, McCullum runs forward and fires a throw at the striker's end, but Hales had made his ground quite comfortably

4.5 - Southee to Jason Roy, no run, back of a length delivery on the stumps, Roy goes for another big slog across the line, he misses and the ball goes over the stumps

4.4 - Southee to Jason Roy, no run, bowls it fuller outside off this time, the ball shapes away even further and Roy shoulders arms

4.3 - Southee to Jason Roy, FOUR, drifts on middle and leg, Roy goes across and flicks it to the right of short fine leg, the ball runs away to the fence in no time

4.2 - Southee to Jason Roy, no run, length ball outside off, Roy leans forward and drives it to mid-off

4.1 - Southee to Jason Roy, no run, length ball on the stumps, Roy pushes it to the right of mid-on

Over: 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 ENG 23/0
Hales 10(12) Jason Roy 12(12) Boult 2-1-10-0

3.6 - Boult to Hales, no run, back of a length delivery angled across off, Hales goes for another slog and misses out on it once again. A maiden from Boult

3.5 - Boult to Hales, no run, full and well wide outside off, Hales tries to dig it out but can't lay bat on it

3.4 - Boult to Hales, no run, another back of a length delivery on the pads, Hales tries to pull it once again and misses, wears it high on the pad but it was going down and probably, over the stumps too

3.3 - Boult to Hales, no run, goes for the pull off this shortish delivery, can't connect and the ball lobs up off his arm and drops in front of the slip cordon

3.2 - Boult to Hales, no run, full on off, Hales drives it down to mid-off

3.1 - Boult to Hales, no run, shortish and slightly wide outside off, cut straight to backward point

Over: 3 2 0 4 0 0 0 ENG 23/0
Jason Roy 12(12) Hales 10(6) Southee 2-0-13-0

2.6 - Southee to Jason Roy, no run, edged and dropped! This was a back of a length delivery outside off that shapes away, Roy pushes at that and gets an outside edge that flies straight to second slip, Nathan McCullum can't hold onto it, the ball drops to his left and he tries to take it on the second attempt, takes it with his left hand but as he fell on the ground, the ball slips out of his hand. He will be very disappointed with that effort

2.5 - Southee to Jason Roy, no run, yorker length ball outside off, Roy squeezes it out to the right of short cover

2.4 - Southee to Jason Roy, no run, comes charging down the track and wanted to slog this back of a length delivery out of the park, he misses and the ball goes over the stumps

2.3 - Southee to Jason Roy, FOUR, full and wide outside off, Roy reaches out and flashes hard, gets an outside edge that flies past the second slip and runs away to the third man fence

2.2 - Southee to Jason Roy, no run, length ball around off, Roy blocks it back to the bowler

2.1 - Southee to Jason Roy, 2 runs, back of a length delivery shaping away just outside off, Roy comes across and looks to work it through the on-side, closes the bat face a little too early and gets a leading edge that goes over cover, the batsmen take a couple before the ball is hunted down

Over: 2 4 4 2 0 0 0 ENG 17/0
Hales 10(6) Jason Roy 6(6) Boult 1-0-10-0

1.6 - Boult to Hales, no run, back of a length delivery on the stumps, Hales pushes it to short mid-wicket

1.5 - Boult to Hales, no run, very full just outside off, Hales drills it past the non-striker, mid-on runs across to his left, puts in the dive and stops the ball

1.4 - Boult to Hales, no run, good ball from Boult, yorker length and tailing in on the stumps, Hales jams it out back to the bowler

A slip has been taken out and has been put in a short mid-wicket position

1.3 - Boult to Hales, 2 runs, just short of a good length and swings back in from outside off, Hales waits for it to arrive, punches it through the covers for a couple of runs

1.2 - Boult to Hales, FOUR, back of a length delivery angling away outside off, Hales stays back and punches it square of the wicket, runs away to the fence in a jiffy

1.1 - Boult to Hales, FOUR, poor ball to start the spell, starts off with a freebie on the pads, Hales glances it fine and gets off the mark with a boundary

Two slips in place for Boult as well

Trent Boult, left-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Over: 1 Wd 0 0 2 0 4 0 ENG 7/0
Jason Roy 6(6) Hales 0(0) Southee 1-0-7-0

0.6 - Southee to Jason Roy, no run, length ball outside off, Roy comes out of his crease and defends it to cover

0.5 - Southee to Jason Roy, FOUR, that's a lovely shot from Roy, short of a length delivery angling in on the stumps, Roy pulls it backward of square leg, the ball runs away to the fence in no time

0.4 - Southee to Jason Roy, no run, length ball just outside off, Roy comes across and pushes it to mid-on

0.3 - Southee to Jason Roy, 2 runs, first runs in ODIs for Roy, this was angling in on middle and leg, Roy hops in the crease and works it past a diving square leg for a couple

0.2 - Southee to Jason Roy, no run, just short of a good length and outside off, Roy comes forward and nudges it to square leg

0.1 - Southee to Jason Roy, no run, fuller length delivery shaping away outside off, left alone

0.1 - Southee to Jason Roy, wide, starts off with one down the leg-side, called a wide

Jason Roy and Hales are at the crease. Jason Roy is on strike. Southee will open the attack